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John Price, Age 22

Private, 201428, 1/4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

KSLI cap badge
K.S.L.I Regiment Cap Badge.

John was yet another Dawley soldier who fought and died whilst serving with the 1/4th KSLI. He had lived before joining the army at Mill House, Dawley and was killed in action on the 11th May 1918 while fighting off the German spring offensive.

The battalion had taken over trenches at Dickebusch on the 1st May and were in the sector until the 16th of May when it entrained to go south to Chalons.

It was during this period that John lost his life and his body became another of the unfound, His name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial on panels 112 — 113

Extra info
John was the son of James and Harriet Price, he was born at Old Park and was living there in 1901 and 1911, he had two older brothers William and Joseph and a sister Harriet, John’s army pension was being paid to his mother Harriet Price, at Mill House, Meadow Road, Dawley, Salop.

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

WWI Medal Rolls Index Card

Commonwealth War Graves
Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial


victory-medal britishwar-medal
Victory Medal British War Medal

WW1 Death Plaque