A Blue Puttee at War: The Memoir of Captain Sydney Frost, MC by Sydney Frost,Edward Roberts PDF

By Sydney Frost,Edward Roberts

Sydney Frost, a tender Nova Scotian, was once operating in St. John’s on the financial institution of Nova Scotia whilst the 1st international warfare all started in August 1914. He joined the newly revived Newfoundland Regiment on 21 August 1914, the 1st evening that volunteers have been authorised. Assigned Regimental quantity fifty eight, he turned one of many First , referred to as the Blue Puttees. He served with the Regiment during the complete battle, emerging from the rank of personal to that of Captain. He led one of many businesses of the Regiment that marched within the Triumphal March of the kingdom Troops via London on three may well 1919 and lower back to St. John’s with the Regiment on 1 June 1919.

Frost used to be one of many few unique participants of the Regiment who survived to struggle during the whole conflict. 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 prior to the tip of the conflict in November 1918; these months observed the Regiment take heavy casualties within the struggling with over the past “One Hundred Days” ahead of the St Martin's Day Armistice, because the British complex via northern France and into Flanders and Belgium.

Sydney Frost was once offered the army move for his heroism throughout 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 struggle and rose gradually via its ranks. He grew to become 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 till January 1969, while he grew to become an Honorary Director. He died in 1985, on the age of ninety-two.

Late in existence Sydney Frost wrote a memoir, which he in particular steered his family members was once to not be released. They ignored his admonition and certified Edward Roberts to edit the memoir and to post it. The memoir is exclusive. it really is via a long way the main entire account of global conflict I via any member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Frost’s account is frank, targeted, and authoritative. it really is enriched enormously through the extreme archive of Regimental heritage he assembled over his lifetime. His provider within the Regiment used to be a vital function of his lengthy lifestyles. He saved each scrap of paper that got here his method, including a close list of his day-by-day actions among 21 August 1914 and a pair of June 1919. His scrapbooks—which he later donated to the Regimental Museum in St. John’s—contain hundreds of thousands of things, together with newspaper cuttings and released articles of each description concerning the Regiment and the boys with whom he served.

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