Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (3 December 2020)

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Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £2,400 - £2,800

A Second War ‘Defence of Singapore’ M.M. group of four awarded to Private C. D. Frost, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, who was captured and taken Prisoner of War at the Fall of Singapore, 15 February 1942

Military Medal, G.VI.R. (5773091 Pte. C. D. Frost. R. Norf. R.); 1939-45 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal 1939-45, good very fine and better (4) £2,400-£2,800

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 13 December 1945:
‘In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya in 1942’.


The original Recommendation states: ‘On the evening of 14 February 1942 in Braddell Road area, the enemy threw two grenades into a weapon pit occupied by a section of “A” Company. With great coolness and bravery Private Frost picked them up and threw them out of the pit. They burst in mid-air. By this prompt action he undoubtedly saved the lives of his section.’

Charles David Frost attested for the Royal Norfolk Regiment at North Elmham, Norfolk, and served with the 5th Battalion during the Second World War in Malaya and Singapore. He was captured and taken prisoner of War at Fall of Singapore, 15 February 1942, and was held in captivity for the remainder of the War.