Albert Frost, Sapper 444720, 179th Tunnelling Coy. Royal Engineers
Died of wounds 13th May 1918 in Rouen, France, aged 25
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ellen Frost, of 3 Lilley St, Miles Platting, Manchester.
Albert’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 31 May 1918:
Mr T Frost, 26 Beech Bank, off Beech Lane, has received news of the death of his son, Sapper Albert Frost, Royal Engineers, which occurred in hospital at Rouen, France, from the effects of gas and shell wound on May 13th. A sad feature is that his death occurred on his 25th birthday. Sapper Frost enlisted about three years ago in the RAMC. He was soon promoted to Lance-Corporal, and in October last year transferred to the Royal Engineers. He was drafted out to France in November. Prior to enlistment Sapper Frost was employed by Messrs Platt Bros of Manchester. He was educated at St Paul’s and Mill Street Schools, and at the Manchester School of Technology was successful in passing his final examination in mining engineering.
Sapper Albert Frost is buried at the St Sever Cemetery Extension, France, in grave ref. P. VII. O. 1B. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Sapper Albert Frost, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
In Macclesfield, Sapper Albert Frost is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall and St Michael’s Church war memorials. The floral tributes laid when the Macclesfield Park Green War Memorial was unveiled on 21 September 1921 included one with the words “To Sapper Albert Frost, from father, mother and brother.”