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Field Ambulance later that month.

Private David Richard Price

Monmouthshire Regiment 1st/2nd Btn., service no. 15610

Killed in Action November 23rd 1916, aged19

Commemorated at A. I. F. burial Ground, Flers, Somme


David was born to Evan and Frances Price in about 1897 in Brecon. His parents married in about 1894. On the 1901 census the family were living at the Lamb Inn, 48, The Watton, Brecon where Evan was publican. There were 5 children at this time with the eldest two shown as born in Merthyr Cynog, where Frances came from. The next two, including David were born in St David's parish in Llanfaes, whilst the youngest at this time was born in St Mary's parish a month before the Census date. David's army records list him as born in Dinas and residing in Pendre, Brecon.

By 1911 the family had moved to Gardeners Cottage, Dinas Road, Llanfaes Brecon and his father’s occupation was gardener. Four more children were listed, all born in Llanfaes with the eldest of these born in 1902.

After his death his mother is recorded as living at 14 Charles Street, The Watton, Brecon.

The Monmouthshire Regiment was a territorial force, and the 1/2nd Battalion became part of the 29th Division, as a Pioneer Battalion. During 1916 they fought mainly on the Western front including various phases of the Battle of the Somme.

The 55th Field Ambulance served with the 18th (Eastern) Division and were involved in the Third Battle of Ypres, which included a number of phases and it seems likely that he was wounded in action sometime after the First Battle of Passchendaele on October 12th, 1917 and died at Number 3, Canadian Clearing Station, Remy Siding, Flanders.