Barnby Dun soldier Willie Frost killed on the Somme

Frost W.  Sgt  York & Lancs

Title: Frost W. Sgt York & Lancs
Description: Doncaster Gazette 20 April 1917 pg 3 by-nc

Willie Frost lived in Rose Cottages,  Barnby Dun. He enlisted in September 1914 into King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was transferred to 9th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment.
He was reported missing in the first day of the Somme offensive on the 1st of July 1916. His mother and father, Mark and Mary, didn’t receive the official notification of his death until April of 1917. The Doncaster Gazette reported on the letter, which said   ‘in the absence of any news to the contrary the Army Council have been “regretfully constrained to conclude” that’ Sergeant Frost had died.
He was 21.  Willie is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in France.

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