Price, Arthur

Using we find that Arthur Price was born in 1889 in England. He was recorded on the 1891 census aged 2 months living with his family in Ayr Scotland. His father Peter Price born 1857, was a ‘bill poster’ aged 32 living at 20 New Bridge Street.  Mary Price nee Whitely   was Arthur’s motherwho was 30 and was born in England in 1859. Also listed was Joseph Price aged 9 and Maggie Price aged 7 years.

In the 1901 census the family still resided in Ayrshire, then at 192 High Street, Ayr. Arthur’s  father was an advertising contractor aged 44. The other members of the family listed were his mother Mary 42, Joseph 18, George 14, Arthur 12, Maggie 10, Robert 6 and Peter 3. There was 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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