LETTER: Does anyone know Bandsman A Frost?

In June 1916 Captain Charles Fryatt was captured with his ship the SS Brussels by the Germans in the North Sea, and a few weeks later was court martialled in Bruges and shot for being a franc-tireur.

In July 1919 his body was repatriated from Belgium, given a ceremonial funeral service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London and then taken by train to Dovercourt near Harwich where it was finally laid to rest. Here some of the Great Eastern Railway bands performed at the reburial ceremony.

I am writing a book about the story, and have come across a reminiscence written by Bandsman A Frost, written in 1982 about his experiences playing tenor horn in the March Railway Band at the reburial ceremony on July 8 1919. Unfortunately I have been unable to find anything else about Mr Frost, nor trace any of his descendants. If there is anyone out there who has any connection with, or knows any more about, Mr Frost, could they kindly get in touch.

BEN CARVER

carver_ben@yahoo.co.uk


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