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Harold was the son of William and Elizabeth Frost (nee Briggs), who were married in 1883. William and Elizabeth had ten children born alive of whom only six were still living at the time of the 1911 Census although they were later to lose two sons in the war. Eight children were named on the census between 1891 and 1911; William, Thomas, Francis, Harry, Charles, Nellie, Harold and Leonard. In 1891 William (b. abt 1851, Nottingham), a lace maker, and Elizabeth (b. abt 1862, Shelford, Notts) were living at 10 Mosley Street, New Basford, with their four sons, William (6), Thomas (5), Francis (3) and Harry (3 months). Ten years later in 1901 they were still at the same address. Seven children were in the home on the night of the census; William, Thomas, Francis, Harry, Charles (8), Nellie (5) and Harold (2). Also in the house was Elizabeth's brother, Henry Briggs (35). Thomas, their second son, died later the same year aged 15 (b. abt. 1886, death registered Jul/Aug/Sept). William senior died in 1903 aged 52 and his son, Charles, died in 1910, aged 17 (b. abt. 1893). By 1911 Elizabeth was living at 48 Lees Hill Street, Sneinton; she was working as a newsagent on her own account. Five of her six children were at home on the night of the census; William, Harry, Nellie, Harold and Leonard (8). To judge by his age, the youngest child, Leonard, was probably born around the time of his father's death in 1903. Elizabeth's brother, Henry Briggs, was still living with the family. Harold's brother, William, served in the RAMC (67633 Private, formerly 63446 KOYLI) and died in India on 15 December 1917. He left a widow, Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) nee Gothard, whom he had married on 26 February 1912. They lived at 120 Colwick Road, Sneinton, and later at 23 Colwick Road. Harold's mother completed a form for the army listing her son's surviving blood relatives but it is largely illegible. However, William's widow completed the same form following her husband's death and she named the following relatives: Wife: Sarah Elizabeth Frost, New Westwood near Jacksdale, Notts. Mother: Elizabeth Frost, 116 Colwick Road, Sneinton Brothers: Francis Frost (32), 12 Sandringham Road, Nottingham. Harry Frost (28) 5 Bradbury Street, Nottingham, and Leonard Frost (17), 116 Colwick Road, Nottingham. Sister: Nellie Frost (21), 116 Colwick Road, Nottingham. Harold's mother, Elizabeth, died in 1953 aged 91.
28 Mar 1918
15811 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham
2nd Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
His army service record survives although there is sparse information and much is illegible. He joined the army on 22 February 1917: Home service 22 February 1917-16 January 1918. France 17 January 1918 to date of death. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Register of Soldiers' Effects: his mother Elizabeth was his sole legatee.
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