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Alfred was born to Edward Thomas and Catherine (Kate) Price in Brecon about 1899. His father was born in Montgomery, whilst his mother came from Sunderland.

The 1901 Census lists him as aged 2 years and living at Brecon Barracks with his mother who was born in Sunderland, and 2 brothers. His father is not listed so could have been in the Army himself and posted elsewhere at this time.

On the 1911 Census the family were living at 55, The Watton, Brecon. Alfred's father Edward is 41 and shown with the occupation of groom. Whilst there were four brothers, Alfred is not shown and presumably away from home.

Alfred's service record shows that he initially joined the South Wales Borderers and later moved to the Machine Gun Corps. His battalion fought as part of the 18th (Eastern) Division and were involved in the Battle of the Somme in 1918. On April 4th, 1918 they took part in the Battle of Avre.  The men who died in these battles have no known grave and are commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France.

Private Albert John Price

Royal Army Medical Corps. 55th Field Ambulance, service

no. 368420

Killed in action October 22nd, 1917 Age 33

Interred in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Flanders,


Private Alfred Evan Price

Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 18th Battalion, service no.


Killed in Action April 4th 1918, aged 19

Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France

Bert married Mary Jane Burch on 21st December, 1915 in Swansea, and it is there that he had enlisted two months earlier. At the time of his death, Mary Jane was living in Albion House, Rhymney.

Bert initially joined the Welsh Ambulance Service as a Territorial but agreed to serve outside the United Kingdom if required. He embarked for France on June 3rd, 1917 arriving at Boulogne a day later and then moving on to Rouen on June 5th. Bert was posted to the 55th

Bert was born in Llanfaes, Brecon, in 1884, one of eight children of William and Anna Price. The family lived at 6, Orchard Street, Llanfaes and William was a life assurance salesman. Bert's mother Anna died in early 1901 and the family moved to 14, Orchard Street.

Bert attended the Brecon County School and later worked as a clothier's shop assistant in Tredegar, whilst living at 102, Commercial Street, Tredegar in 1911.