Price, Emrys

Emrys’s parents were William Price and Elizabeth Simon, both from Northop.  They married on the 14th April 1873, at Ss Eurgain and Peter Parish Church, Northop.  The wedding details show that  William, 26, was a bachelor and a Collier, Elizabeth, 23, was a spinster. Their fathers were Thomas Price and Edward Simon.

Emrys was born late in their marriage in the March Qtr of 1892 (Volume 11b, page 187) and registered at Holywell. He was their 8th child. On the 1901 census they were living at Carolymynydd, Brynford, Holywell in 4 Rooms.  William, 53, was a Lead Miner who had been born in Brynford, Flintshire. His wife, Elizabeth, 50 had been born in Northop, Flintshire. Their listed children at home were Thomas, 25,  a Limestone Quarryman. George, 19 was a bricklayer, Walter was 14,  Arthur, 12,  Emrys, 9, and ,Elizabeth A. was 6.

The 1911 census shows us that Emrys had left home as he was a Boarder at the home of Hugh Thomas & Annie Roberts, their daughter Prudence and another Boarder, Edward Edwards.   Their address was 9, Dock Road, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.    Emrys, was single, 19 and a Bricklayer.

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 accessible on confirms his regimental information and tells us that he was born in Holywell, Flintshire,  he resided in Golftyn, Flintshire and enlisted in Shotton. His medal card also on ‘Ancestry’  details his medals and tells us that his first Theatre of War was France and he entered it on the 1st December 1915.

There is an index card for Emrys in the Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden.( Index Card Connah’s Quay F53) It  gives the  address as 18, Waterloo Street, Connah’s Quay.  His Regimental number, on the card is 19244, whereas on other official documentation it is shown as 17244.   The card was signed October 1919 by W.M. Fitzpatrick, the local Custom’s Officer who was also a Church Warden of St. Mark’s Church. On the reverse of the card it states  that  Lance Corporal E. Price, 13 Bat. RWF served for 1 yr 5 months and that he  died of wounds on the  22nd April 1916 at Bethune and was buried at Merriville.

Emrys is named on the Memorial Plaque in St.Mark’s Church, Connah’s Quay.

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