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Price, Arthur

Using Ancestry.co.uk we find that Arthur Price was born in 1889 in England. He appears on the 1891 census aged 2 months old living with his family in Ayr Scotland. His father Peter Price born 1857, is a ‘bill poster’ aged 32 living at 20 New Bridge Street.  Mary Price nee Whitely is Arthur’s mother, this census shows that she is 30 born in England in 1859. Also on this census is Joseph Price age 9 and Maggie Price age 7 years.

In the 1901 census the family still reside in Ayrshire, now at 192 High Street, Ayr where his father is an advertising contractor aged 44. The other members of the family are his mother Mary 42, Joseph 18, George 14, Arthur 12, Maggie 10, Robert 6 and Peter 3. There is also a female servant, Kate Donnachie aged 18.

I have been unable to find the family in the 1911 census.

The military records for Arthur are limited to the record in UK Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 – 1919. This record states that his was born in Manchester, enlisted in Ayr and was a Corporal in the 12th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers and is listed as having been awarded the Military Medal.

In UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 we can find that Corporal Arthur Price 295017 died on the 3rd November 1918 from wounds at the 35 General Hospital Calais France. His personal effects and war gratuity amounted to £43 8s 9d and this was paid to his father Peter on the 14th April 1919.

On the CWGC listing for Arthur, his father Peter is listed as living in Higher Kinnerton Nr Chester hence the connection to the Caergwrle Memorial.


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