Fonds Fonds 6 - Charles Sydney Frost fonds

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Charles Sydney Frost fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 6

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  • 1989 - 2009 (Creation)
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    Frost, Charles Sydney

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26 cm textual records. - 57 photographs

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(1922-2009)

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Charles Sydney Frost was born 21 June, 1922 in St. John's Newfoundland. He received his high school education in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Saint John, New Brunswick. He enlisted with the Canadian Army as a Lieutenant in 1942 after graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada. After spending some time training in North Africa he joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 11 April 1943. He was badly wounded in the face 26 October 1943 in Italy and spent several months in hospital. Returning to the PPCLI he was promoted to Captain and again wounded in Italy 14 December 1944. In 1945 he was appointed Acting Second in Command, remaining with the Regiment for the North West Europe campaign until struck off strength 25 September 1945. Following the Second World War, Sydney Frost joined the Royal Regiment of Canada (Militia) in 1947 and was appointed Commanding Officer from 1959 until 1962 when he retired from active service. He was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Canada from 1967 to 1974 and then Honorary Colonel from 1974 until his death. He married Margaret Cabeldu in 1948, and they had three children, Norman, Janet, and Catherine. Colonel Frost authored three books, Once a Patricia (1988), A Life Worthwhile (1994), and Always a Patricia (2004). He was also an amateur musician and composer of military marches. He died on 6 August, 2009.

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The fonds includes 5 photographs of the ceremonies (1990) and plaque honouring the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry's crossing of the Ijssel River, Holland 11 April 1945, 4 photographs of the First Division Monument in Sicily, 1991, 3 photographs of the Apeldoorn National Parade, Holland, 2000 and 6 photographs of the ceremonies and reception (2000) to commemorate the liberation of Achterveld, Holland in 1945. Textual records include correspondence, reports, nominal rolls, and speeches related to the Canadian Forces Pilgrimages to Holland in 1990, 1994, 1998, 1999 and 2000 and the Pilgrimage to Sicily, 2000, and his appointment as an honorary citizen of Ispica, Sicily (1995). Includes a file of 6 photos and research materials contributed by Jan van Dyk regarding the liberation of Achterveld (2001). Includes the manuscript for Sydney Frost's memoirs, "Always a Patricia". Includes his obituary and messages of condolence.

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Gift of Charles Sydney Frost, 2001-2005 and McCall Bros. Funeral Homes website, 2014.

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See also collection 1, files 15(20)-2, 15(23)-2, 71(26)-1, 71(31)-1, 71(92)-2

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Record No. 01.06; 01.52; 02.50

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Revised 2014 May 26

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