Allen Henry Frost
Serial No. 6504
Allen Henry Frost - Information
Allen Henry was born in Campbelltown to John and Elizabeth Frost. Growing up in the area, the family then moved to Concord where he later became a fireman. Allen's brother, James, had enlisted in 1915. The following year on the 17th of May, Allen also joined up, signing on at the Showground Camp in Sydney. Assigned to the 20th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion as a Private at Liverpool Depot, he commenced his training. His unit then embarked Sydney on the HMAT Ceramic on the 7th of October 1916.
Allen arrived at Plymouth, England in late November. After subsequent exercises, he was transported to the Western Front in April 1917. Upon arrival in France, he was taken on strength to the 1st Battalion on the 2nd of May, during heavy attacks towards the Hindenburg Line at Bullecourt. Between the 5-8th of May, Allen was reported as wounded in action. He was taken to hospital in Rouelles, and was then evacuated to England. On the 11th of June, he was admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital diagnosed with shell shock. He was then moved to the 1st Auxiliary Hospital and to Weymouth for convalescence. He was invalided home on the HT Borda on the 26th of September 1917, for a medical discharge, traumatised by the war.