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Ripley Derbyshire
Thomas was the son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Frost nee Brooks. Thomas Frost snr was born in Somercoates/Ripley, Derbyshire, on 1 March 1871 (J/F/M Belper, mother's maiden name Wharton) and Mary Ellen Brooks in Swanwick, Derbyshire, on 11 July 1875 (Amber Valley). They were married at All Saints, Ripley, in 1892 (O/N/D Belper) and according to the information provided on the 1911 Census had had eight children of whom seven survived. Seven children were named on the census between 1901 and 1911: Mary Ann b. 1894 (J/A/S Basford), William b. 24 February 1896 (J/F/M Basford), Thomas b. abt 1898, Clara b. 2 April 1900 (A/M/J Basford), Emma b. 18 October 1902 (O/N/D Basford), Ferdinand b. 12 June 1905 (J/A/S Basford) and George b. 5 March 1907 (O/N/D Basford). Apart from Thomas who was born in Ripley, all the children were born in Kirkby/East Kirkby. In 1901 the famiy was living at 4 Morley Street, Kirkby in Ashfield. Thomas (30) was a coal miner hewer. He and Mary (25) had four children, Mary A (6), William (5), Thomas (3) and Clara (1). By 1911 Thomas (40) and Mary (36) were living at 54 Marlborough Road, East Kirkby. All seven children were in the home on the night of the census: Mary Ann (17), William (15) a horse driver below ground, Thomas (13) a golf caddy, Clara (11), Emma (8), Ferdinand (5) and George (3). Thomas married Minnie Sims on 12 December 1917 at Basford Register Office (O/N/D Basford) and they had one daughter, Minnie b. Annesley 26 June 1918 (J/A/S Basford). They lived at 2 Mill Lane, Annesley Woodhouse. His widow was awarded a weekly pension of 20/5d for herself and her daughter from 24 March 1919. His widow married Wallace Sheppard in 1921 (J/F/M Basford); they lived at Lyndhurst Cottage, Lyndhurst, Mansfield (CWGC). At the time of the 1939 England & Wales Register, his father, a retired colliery labourer, and mother were living at 91 Marlborough Road, Kirkby in Ashfield. Thomas died in 1949 (O/N/D Mansfiel) aged 78 and Mary in 1958 (O/N/D Basford) aged 83. Of Thomas’ siblings: Mary Ann has not been traced after 1911. William joined the Royal Navy on 31 December 1914 as a Stoker 2nd Class and died of pneumonia at the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire, on 16 September 1918, two weeks after the death of his brother (see William’s record on this ROH). Clara married Hezekiah Jackson in 1925 (O/N/D Basford) and in 1939 they were living at 105 Marlborough Road, East Kirkby. Hezekiah was a road works foreman and Clara's occupation was given as unpaid domestic duties. Also in the home were their sons, Peter A Jackson b. 11 January 1927 and Roy J Jackson b. 27 August 1934. Emma married John William Hair in 1928 (O/N/D Basford) and in 1939 they were living at 85 Vernon Road, Kirkby in Ashfield. John (b. 3 October 1903) was a colliery hewer and Emma's occupation was given as unpaid domestic duties. Also in the household was Patricia Sheila Wheatley (Allan-Liversidge) b. 18 September 1934. Emma died in 1996 (J/A/S Basford). Ferdinand married Nellie Keeton (b. 25 November 1907) in 1932 (J/A/S Basford) and in 1939 they were living at 24 Garden Road, Mansfield. Ferdinand was a coal hewer (underground) and Nellie's occupation was given as unpaid domestic duties. Also in the household was their daughter Mavis I. (later Wilson) b. 6 October 1934. Ferdinand died in 1978 (O/N/D Mansfield). George has not been positively identified after the 1911 Census.
In 1911 he was a golf caddy but a miner on enlistment in 1916.
02 Sep 1918
264092 - CWGC Website
2 Mill Lane Annesley Woodhouse Nottinghamshire. Attested Nottingham
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thomas Frost attested on 2nd March 1916 at Nottingham. He gave his age as 20 yrs and six months and his address as 2 Mill Row, Annesley Woodhouse. Thomas was a coal miner and his religion Wesleyan. His wife Minnie of the same address was named as his next of kin. He was posted to the reserves the next day and mobilised on 23rd April 1918. He reported to the Derby Depot on 25th April 1918 where he was posted to the 4th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He embarked Dover on 24th August 1918 and disembarked Calais the same day. He was killed in action less than two weeks later on 2nd September and was buried in the AIF burial ground, Fleurs, Somme, France (grave ref. IV. H. 11). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal which were sent to his widow Minnie (Sheppard) in 1922.
Personal inscription CWGC headstone: 'Rest in peace daughter Minnie'
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    Thomas Frost - Buried in AIF Burial Ground.