Price, Richard

Richard Price, Private 457294, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry
Killed in action 26th September 1916 in France, aged 40

 

EARLY LIFE

Son of William and Caroline Price, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.

 

WW1 SERVICE

The death of Private Price was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 13 April 1917:

FORMER LOCAL JOURNALIST: FATE OF PRIVATE R PRICE – Miss Price, 33 Station Street, Macclesfield, has received a message from the Army Council stating that they… believe that her brother, Pte Richard Price, of the Canadians, who was posted as missing on September 26th, 1916, is dead and that his death took place on or after that date.

A native of Macclesfield, Private Price was 41 years of age. He was educated at Christ Church Day School under Dr Beach, and before emigrating to Canada about eleven years ago was engaged in local journalism. Private Price took up farming in Canada and enlisted while out there in the Canadians. He was drafted out to France and three months later was wounded. He returned to the firing line and was reported missing after the Somme battle…

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Richard Price has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial near Arras, France. The Vimy Memorial is the great memorial to all Canadians who served their country in battle during the First World War, and also bears the names of 11,000 Canadian servicemen who died in France – many of them in the fight for Vimy Ridge – who have no known grave.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Richard Price.

In Macclesfield, Private Richard Price is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall, and Trinity Wesleyan Church war memorials.


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