CFHS code : HT449
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Unfailing Loving Memory to my dear husband FREDRYC JEFFREY FROST b April 21st 1864 d June 3rd 1914 also ISMO our darling boy Cpl G E FROST (SONNIE) 1st Cambs Regt only son of the above and AGNES FROST killed in action in France Sept 2
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.201837 0.13791114 – click here for location
This Gothic-arch-shaped headstone with black metal lettering in a mixture of Roman and Italic type, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is located to the left of the eastern path as it begins to curve left in a northerly direction, seven rows back. (If you first locate the handsome black-slate grave for Bennett and Nixon to the right of the path, then you can go due west to find it.) It stands beneath a tree and is surrounded by vegetation.
‘In unfailing love & remembrance of my dear husband Fredryc Jeffrey Frost
born April 21st 1864 died June 3rd 1914’
“Thy will, not mine O Lord.”
‘Also in sweetest memory of our darling boy Cpl G. E. Frost (Sonnie)
1st Cambs Regt only son of the above & Agnes Frost,
killed in action in France Sep 21 1918, aged 25 yrs
buried in the British Cemetery, Epehy, France Somme’
“Rest in peace”
‘Also Agnes Annie dearly beloved wife of Fredryc Jeffrey Frost
died November 19th 1937.’
‘Also Maud Louisa Frost died June 17th 1949. R. I. P.’
Fredryc (Fred) Jeffrey Frost (1864 – 3 June 1914)
Fred was the son of George and Louisa Frost. He grew up at 21 Magdalene Street and his father was a baker (1871). In 1881 he was living with his parents at 33 Shelly Row and was a ‘college servant’ at Trinity College. No marriage record has been found, but he married Agnes c.1887. The couple had four children: Florence Winifred (1888-1965), Maud Louisa May (1889-1949), Corp George Edward (1893-1918) and Agnes Edith Hilda (1896-1994). The family lived at 26 James Street (1881/1891) and then at 9 Willow Walk (1901/1911). He died aged 50 years old.
The Cambridge Independent Press wrote a small obituary which said that he was a ‘well known college servant’ who had worked at Trinity College nearly all his life. He was said to have been a formidable oarsman when he was younger. He had been in ill health for some time, but never the less his death was ‘sudden’. His funeral service was held at Holy Trnity on 6 June and many college servants from Trinity College attended. A wreath left by Agnes and his children read ‘to our darling dad, from his heartbroken wife and children – til we meet again’.
Corporal George Edward Frost ‘Sonnie’ (c 1893-1918) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page
Sonnie Frost was the only son of Fred and Agnes Frost.
Agnes Annie Frost (c.1865 – 19 November 1937)
Little is known of Agnes early life, but she was born in Cambridge and married Fred Frost when she was c.22 years old. She died at Willow Walk aged 72 years old.
Maud Louisa May Frost (1889 – 17 June 1949)
Maud was the youngest child of Fred and Agnes Frost. She died not marry and lived at 9 Willow Walk for the majority of her life. She died aged 60 years old at the Tower House Hospital in Ely.
War Graves Photographic Project
By Ian Bent and Claire Martinsen