MICHAEL JOHN PRICE

image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.

 

Born: 1895, Malta.

Died: Easter Monday, 9th April 1917; age 22; KiA.

Residence: 17, Foundation Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 20th May 1915; Age: 20 years & 11 months: Occupation: Tobacconist Assistant; Religion: Roman Catholic. Signed up for the Duration of War. Height 5ft 7 ins.

Service: Embarked – Southampton – 8th December 1916 – Disembarked: Havre – 9th December 1916 – joined 9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps – in the field – 12th December 1916.

Offence: Watton – 3rd September 1915 – Whilst on active service disobedience to orders – smoking in a barn – 10 days C.B.

Date of Entry Therein: 5th August 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: R/13057

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

II.H.9.

Tilloy British Cemetery,

Tilloy-Les-Mafflaines,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   38, Newton Street, Ipswich.

 

Michael was 16 years old, an Assistant in shop. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph Albert Price, 64, a Musician at Bostocks, born Brighton, East Sussex.

Mary Teresa Price, 46, born Malta.

Mary Price, 23, born Malta.

Francis Joseph Price, 7, born Ipswich.

Joseph Robert Price, 6, born Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Price – mother.

Mrs Mary Price received her late son’s personal effects at her hone – 12, Union Street, Ipswich: 1 letter, photos & wallet.

Michael is also St. Pancras Catholic Church Ipswich WW1 Memorial.

 

 

 King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Battalion

 

 

 

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