MICHAEL JOHN PRICE

image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.

 

Born: 1895, Malta.

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

Residence: 12, Union Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Tobacconist Assistant; 

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 20th May 1915; Age: 20 years & 11 months; Residence: 17, Foundation Street, Ipswic; Religion: Roman Catholic. Signed up for the Duration of War. Height 5ft 7 ins.

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

 

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 Confined to Barracks.

21st December 1915 – Mutilating Kit – i.e. cutting his great coat – Fined 7 days pay.

Trenches – 19th January 1916 – Neglect of duty whilst working – 3 days Confined to Barracks.

 

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: R/13057

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

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star.

 

Body was 1 of 36 K.R.R.C. exhumed from Harp Redoubt, close to a German fort on the South side of the village, and identified by the particulars on war cross found on grave, before reburial.

 

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.

Robert Joseph Price, 6, born Ipswich.

 

Joseph Albert Price was a Musician/Bandsman for the Royal Navy, based at Malta until October 1898.

 

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 remembered on the war memorial at St. Pancras Catholic Church, Ipswich.

 

 

 King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Battalion

 

 

 

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