Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
25 Jun 1915
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Sapper Arthur Alec (Aleck or Alick)* Frost, 1663, 1st (East Anglian) Field Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action on June 25th, 1915. He was aged 25.
Born in Luton in late 1889, the former secretary of Glendale Football Club, whose parents Frederick and Emeline** Lonsdale Frost lived at 82 Park Road West, Luton, enlisted in the Engineers in October 1914 and was drafted to the front around Easter 1915.
He was reportedly killed at around 3 pm on June 25th when an enemy artillery shell dropped among a group of EARE men, killing Sapper Frost instantly and wounding others. He was buried the following day.
On the day of the 1891 Census the family were visitors to the Davis household at 32 St Ann's Road, Luton. In 1901 they were living at 50 New Town Street - Fred, Emeline and sons Hedley, 12, Arthur, 11, Bertie, 6, and newly born Wilfred. By 1911 they were at 82 Park Road West, Arthur referred to as Artie, a straw hat maker, and with the addition of Winifred, a then four-year-old daughter.
[*On the Luton Roll of Honour his name is given as Arthur Alec, in 1889 birth registration records and in the 1891 Census he is Arthur Aleck.]
[**Emeline Lonsdale Bruton was the name registered at her birth and also at her marriage in late 1887 to Frederick Frost. In Census returns she appears variously as Emily and Emlyn, and on her death in 1923 is registered as Emyln L Frost.]