FROST, Sidney George

No.30871, Private, Sidney George FROST
Aged 30

7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on 28th April 1917

Sidney George Frost was born in Pakenham (1st qtr 1888 Thingoe 4a:713) son of Samuel and Martha FROST (née PECK).

There is constant confusion over where they lived, but this is due to the Ixworth -Pakenham boundary being the river Blackbourn, and the Woolpack is just over the Pakenham side of the river

1891 census...Aged 3, he was at Bridge Road, Pakenham with his father Samuel FROST [39] farm labourer; his mother Martha [38]; brothers James [16] and Ernest [14] labourers, Robert [9] and Ivan [3 months]; sisters Annie [12] and Edith [6]. All were born in Pakenham

1901 census...Aged 13, a farm labourer, he was "near the Woolpack", Pakenham with his parents; brothers Robert [19]stockman cattle, Ivan [10], Herbert [7] and Albert [4]; sister Edith [16]. All born in Pakenham.

1911 census...Aged 14, a farm labourer, he was at "Cottage nr Woolpack", Pakenham with his parents; sister Edith; brothers Ivan, Herbert and Albert. All the men were farm labourers. All 9 siblings survive.

On the pension card his mother was at Bridge Cottages, Ixworth.

His brother Albert died in 1918 at Rumilly in France see here

He enlisted in Ixworth.
The Battalion war diary has:-
28th- Brigade attacked lines in front of PELVES, Norfolks on right, Berks left, Suffolks to pass through Berks and capture far objective. Zero was at 4:25 am.Battn left SUNKEN ROAD just behind front line at 4:45 in Artillery formation. Heavy barrage and M.G. fire and attack failed, unable to advance beyond BAYONET TRENCH

CWGC have 94 killed, only 8 have known graves.The 11th Suffolk took part in the same attack,on the left, one of the very few times 2 Suffolk battalions were attacking the same objective. The 11th suffered from from Roeux and lost 106 killed, of which only 23 have known graves

photo CWGC

Sidney Frost is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Faubourg d'Amiens bay 4

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