By Sydney Frost,Edward Roberts
Frost was once one of many few unique contributors of the Regiment who survived to struggle during the whole battle. He recorded, on Christmas Eve 1917, that fewer than thirty of the Blue Puttees have been nonetheless in lively carrier. That used to be 11 months sooner than the tip of the conflict in November 1918; these months observed the Regiment take heavy casualties within the battling over the past “One Hundred Days” earlier than the St Martin's Day Armistice, because the British complicated via northern France and into Flanders and Belgium.
Sydney Frost was once provided the army pass for his heroism in the course of the motion at Keiberg Ridge, in Belgium, on 29 September 1918. Frost lower back to The financial institution of Nova Scotia on the finish of the warfare and rose gradually via its ranks. He turned its President and leader government Officer in June 1956 and retired as President in 1958, on the age of sixty-five. He remained a Director until eventually January 1969, whilst he turned an Honorary Director. He died in 1985, on the age of ninety-two.
Late in lifestyles Sydney Frost wrote a memoir, which he particularly advised his relatives was once to not be released. They passed over his admonition and certified Edward Roberts to edit the memoir and to submit it. The memoir is exclusive. it's via some distance the main entire account of worldwide battle I via any member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Frost’s account is frank, certain, and authoritative. it really is enriched significantly by way of the intense archive of Regimental historical past he assembled over his lifetime. His carrier within the Regiment used to be a imperative function of his lengthy lifestyles. He saved each scrap of paper that got here his manner, including an in depth checklist of his day-by-day actions among 21 August 1914 and a couple of June 1919. His scrapbooks—which he later donated to the Regimental Museum in St. John’s—contain millions of things, together with newspaper cuttings and released articles of each description in regards to the Regiment and the lads with whom he served.
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A Blue Puttee at War: The Memoir of Captain Sydney Frost, MC by Sydney Frost,Edward Roberts