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By Sydney Frost,Edward Roberts

ISBN-10: 1771173858

ISBN-13: 9781771173858

ISBN-10: 1771174587

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Sydney Frost, a tender Nova Scotian, used to be operating in St. John’s on the financial institution of Nova Scotia whilst the 1st global warfare all started in August 1914. He joined the newly revived Newfoundland Regiment on 21 August 1914, the 1st evening that volunteers have been accredited. Assigned Regimental quantity fifty eight, he grew to become one of many First , referred to as the Blue Puttees. He served with the Regiment through the complete struggle, emerging from the rank of non-public to that of Captain. He led one of many businesses of the Regiment that marched within the Triumphal March of the kingdom Troops via London on three may perhaps 1919 and lower back to St. John’s with the Regiment on 1 June 1919.

Frost used to be one of many few unique individuals of the Regiment who survived to struggle through the whole conflict. He recorded, on Christmas Eve 1917, that fewer than thirty of the Blue Puttees have been nonetheless in lively provider. That used to be 11 months ahead of the tip of the battle in November 1918; these months observed the Regiment take heavy casualties within the battling over the last “One Hundred Days” prior to the 11 November Armistice, because the British complex via northern France and into Flanders and Belgium.

Sydney Frost used to be offered the army move for his heroism through the motion at Keiberg Ridge, in Belgium, on 29 September 1918. Frost back to The financial institution of Nova Scotia on the finish of the conflict and rose progressively via its ranks. He grew to become its President and leader government Officer in June 1956 and retired as President in 1958, on the age of sixty-five. He remained a Director till January 1969, whilst he turned an Honorary Director. He died in 1985, on the age of ninety-two.

Late in existence Sydney Frost wrote a memoir, which he particularly advised his relations was once to not be released. They passed over his admonition and licensed Edward Roberts to edit the memoir and to submit it. The memoir is exclusive. it really is by way of a ways the main entire account of worldwide warfare I via any member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Frost’s account is frank, particular, and authoritative. it truly is enriched significantly by way of the extreme archive of Regimental background he assembled over his lifetime. His carrier within the Regiment was once a crucial function of his lengthy lifestyles. He saved each scrap of paper that got here his approach, including an in depth list of his day-by-day actions among 21 August 1914 and a couple of June 1919. His scrapbooks—which he later donated to the Regimental Museum in St. John’s—contain hundreds of thousands of things, together with newspaper cuttings and released articles of each description in regards to the Regiment and the lads with whom he served.

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