Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Alfred Frost was born towards the end of 1889. He was the son of Alfred Frost, a colporteur, and his wife Sarah. The couple (originally from Essex) had settled at Hill End, Claverley. Alfred is described in 1901 as 'Congregationalist Colporteur' so it is possible that he was involved in running the nearby Congregational Chapel.
Before joining up, Alfred worked as a farm labourer. At the time of his enlistment he was living in Pattingham. He joined the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, serving with the 1st Battalion.
On the 2nd and 3rd December, 1917, the battalion was involved in fierce hand-to-hand fighting on the east side of the S. Quentin Canal, east of Marcoing railway station. Alfred is recorded as having been killed in action on the 4th but, as his battalion had been pulled back into reserve by then, it is possible that he was actually killed in the earlier fighting. He is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval.
Private Alfred Frost, 25483, KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
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