CFHS code : HT483

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription :  In Loving Memory of our dear DOROTHY d Aug 19 1911 aged 16 Also of A.T. Frost Dearly Loved Husband of Helen Frost who was Called home April 2nd 1916 aged 55 years Also of our son Leonard A Frost Who fell asleep in Action in Palestine
Feb 20 1918 aged 23 also In Loving Memory of our younger son PERCY C FROST 2nd Lieut 10th KSLI who was killed in action in France Sept 8th 1918 also of HELEN FROST widow of A T FROST d Oct 28 1928 aged 60

Monument : Stone cross on 3 tiered plinth

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society survey

Lat Lon : 52.201837 0.13791114 – click here for location

Frost monument
Frost monument

Monument

This stone cross was restored in 2014 as part of the WW1 project. Triple plinth with metal lettering, with kerb stones, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, it is located to the west side of the eastern path, two rows back.

Inscription

east face

‘In loving memory of our Dorothy
Who fell asleep Aug 19 1911 aged 16’

“He Keepeth thee”
‘Also of A.T. Frost Dearly Loved
Husband of Helen Frost who was
Called home April 2nd 1916 aged 55 years’

“Until the day break”
‘Also of our son Leonard A Frost
Who fell asleep in Action in Palestine
Feb20 1918 aged 23’
“Faithful unto death”

south face                                                                  

Frost plinth south side
Frost plinth south side

‘Also in loving memory of our younger son
Percy C. Frost 2nd Lieut 10th KSLI
who was killed in action in France Sept 8th 1918’
“Live though for England
We for England died”

north face 

‘Also of Helen Frost widow of A. T. Frost
who was called home Oct 28 1928 aged 60 years’
“Rest after weariness”

Dorothy Maria Frost (1895–1911)

Dorothy was born in 1895 in Colchester, Essex. She was the second of three children born to Arthur Thomas Frost and Helen Frost (née Causton). She died on 19 August 1911 in Essex.

Arthur Thomas Frost (1860 – 1916)

Arthur Thomas Frost married Helen Causton on 26 June 1891 at St Nichola Church, Great Yarmouth. Arthur was a branch manager for an insurance company. They had three children: Leonard Arthur (1893–1918); Dorothy Maria (1895–1911); and Percy Causton (1899–1918). The family lived at Melrose, Maldon Road, Colchester and then Rockbarton, 14 St Barnabas Road (Petersfield), Cambridge. The final address for A.T. Frost was The Nursing Home, Thompson’s Lane.

Percy Causton Frost (1899–1918)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Percy was born in 1899 in Colchester, Essex. He was the youngest of three children born to Arthur Thomas Frost and Helen Frost (née Causton). During the First World War Percy became a 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion (Shropshire & Cheshire Yeomanry) Territorial Force, the King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry).

Leonard A. Frost (1893 -1918)  – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Leonard was a pupil at the Perse School, Cambridge before becoming an insurance clerk, like his father, in Southend, Essex, where he lived at 50 Maldon Road. He enlisted at Westminster as Rifleman (551149) in the 2/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queens Westminster Rifles).

Helen Frost (née Causton) (1868–1928)

Helen was born in 1868 in Norwich. She was the third of four children born to Frederick Hart Causton and Emma Barnard. Her father was a newspaper reporter. The family grew up at 1 Exmouth Place, 57 Nelson Road, and then 185 Caistor Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.  Within the space of eight years Helen lost her husband and all three of her children including both her sons in the First World War. She died on 28 October 1928 in Cambridge.

Sources:

War Grave Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgePerseSchool.html
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeGuildhall-WW1-F.html
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeHolyTrinity.html
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
Web: International, Find a Grave Index
CFHS parish record transcription

By Emma Easterbrook, Ian Bent and Mary Naylor

Arthur Thomas Frost; Dorothy Frost; Helen Frost; Leonard A. Frost; Percy Causton Frost