FROST William Edward
10/213, Company Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Armentieres
During a raid by a party of the 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment, on the night of 2nd-3rd July 1916, against the enemy’s trenches, Company Sergeant Major W.E Frost (since died of wounds), Ruahine Company, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment, assisted by 2nd Lieutentant R.E.V Riddiford to cover the withdrawal of the raiders across ‘no man’s land’ to their own trenches.  This withdrawal was necessary owing to enfilade fire from machine guns and grenades thrown from enemy’s support lines.  When the withdrawal to their own trenches had been completed CSM Frost twice returned to the enemy’s lines through the German wire, and under heavy fire rescued and brought back two wounded men who were lying within a few yards of the enemy’s parapet, and so prevented them from being taken prisoner (For his act of gallantry CSM Frost was also awarded the Croix de Guerre) (NZ General Order 125/1916)

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Croix de Guerre (France)

Memorial Plaque
Gallipoli Medallion

NOTES
Born 11 July 1893, Auckland, NZ
Died of Wounds  27 August 1916, France
Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension
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