....George Wm. Frost was charged with having deserted from the Imperial Yeomanry.—Detective Pinchen said he arrested the prisoner at 14, Frank Street, Monkwearmouth, as a deserter from the Imperial Yeomanry. The prisoner did not deny he had deserted, but said "I cannot serve my country and see my wife and children starving." — The prisoner said now that he had been serving in South Africa, and had been invalided home. Then later, on January 9th, he volunteered for active service at. the front, and since that date to the present his wiie had not had a penny from the Government. — The Mayor: Has she had nothing from the Reservist Fund? No. — Has she made application? No. — The Magistrate's Clerk: Did you come straight from Aldershot here? Yes; I walked from Bedford. — The Mayor: We must remand you for an escort. — Prisoner: Can I remain in Sunderland until the escort arrives. I don't want to be sent to Durham. — This was agreed to, and the Chief Constable said that under the circumstances they would not apply for any reward. — Prisoner was then remanded. Sunderland Daily Echo, Thursday 17th April 1902
George William Frost
21283 Corporal in 69th Company, 7th Battalion Sussex Imperial Yeomanry.
Invalided in 1901. QSA with Cape Colony, Transvaal and the 1901 clasp.
Medal roll dated 21st September 1901 Noupoort Nek Transvaal. For CC & Transvaal
Medal roll dated 6th April 1904 Imperial Yeomanry branch 68 Victoria Street S.W
I found a WW1 pension card under the same name and regimental number.
If you require a more in-depth back story I may need a few more clues to enhance his history if possible? There are many GW Frosts & WG Frosts between Bedford, Sunderland & Sussex
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Thanks, Dave. I would think that's the right man. Had a quick look through the Sunderland Echo but couldn't find anything else, either about his being invalided home or what happened to his family, and he doesn't appear to be listed on Find A Grave either. When I have time I'll try a more thorough search.