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William Osmond FROST

Place of birthRedfern, New South Wales
SchoolBowral Public School, Sydney High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Address101 Ramsay Street, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 31 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 8), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Bowral Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: Elizabeth BEALE (formerly FROST), Edgar Street, Eastwood, New South Wales, and the late Arthur John FROST (b. 11 April 1858; d. 11 August 1894, aged 36; bu. Bowral Cemetery). Native of Redfern, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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