Frost, John



John Dutton Frost (Poona, India, 31 December 1912 - West Sussex, England, 21 May 1993) was a British officer that as lieutenant-colonel tried to conquer the Rhine Bridge in Arnhem in 1944.

Frost was born in Poona (India) as the son of General Frank Dutton Frost, who at the time served in the British-Indian army. Before WWI the family returned to England. During WWI his father served at the front and received several military honours. After the war, Frostís father was posted to the British mandated territory of Mesopotamia (currently Iraq). Here John learned the Arabic language. In 1921 the family again returned to the UK. Frost studied at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst and served at the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

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John Frost
(Source: The Pegasus Archive)


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