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Harold Price

Serjeant 285280 "A"Squadron 10th Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars
Died 10 April 1917 aged 23
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Harold Price was born in 1894, the son of Henry and Edith Price of Charlbury, Oxfordshire.

The censuses record that the family lived in Church Street, Charlbury in 1901 and 1911, and that Harold was a butcher’s apprentice in 1911.

Soldiers Died records that Harold enlisted at Oxford, and Harold’s medals card records that he went to France 12 October 1914 and was awarded the 1914 Star. The Surrey and Hants News 27 April 1916 reported excerpts from a letter that Sydney Hawkins had received from Corporal Price. He had been mentioned in despatches for gallant night work near Hulluch, and he was an instructor on a new automatic gun.

The Aldershot News 27 April 1917 reported that Harold Price had been assistant to Mr Hawkins in the butchers in Ash Vale. He had joined the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars at the outbreak of war. His major had written to his parents and the Surrey and Hants News 3 May 1917 printed an account of his death. "A shell broke close to him, and a piece of it went through the left side of his body. He was able to walk a short distance to where the doctor happened to be, and died quite peacefully a short time afterwards."

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