Press cutting relating to the death of Private Alfred Price, August 1916.
Price was wounded at the Battle of Trones Wood during the Somme offensive. The newspaper cutting states:
'Pte Price (Ely) dies of wounds
In our last issue we stated that Pte. A. Price, The Buffs (East Kent Regt), son of Mr and Mrs Price, Broad-street, Ely, had been wounded, and that his parents had not heard anything from him for seven weeks. To relieve their suspense Miss Cross, daughter of Mr. S. Cross, High Flyer Farm, New Barns, where Pte. Price was employed for three years, wrote to the Officer Commanding his company, and received the following reply: "Private Price was wounded on the night of July 13-14, in the battle of Trones Wood. He was taken back to the clearing station by the stretcher bearers, where he died the next day, and his grave is at Bonfary Farm, Carnoy. Pte. Price was as good a soldier as ever I had in my company, and men like him we can ill afford to lose, but he dies the death that a soldier is always ready to die, and I trust that it will be some comfort to his parents to know that he laid down his life when wanted for his King and homeland."
Mrs. Price has now received a letter from Pte. A. Pegram, who is in the same company, and whose mother resides in Bohemond-Street, Ely, informing her that her son had died of wounds, "a German bullet entering his body."
Much sympathy is felt for the parents in their bereavement. Although the gallant private passed away on July 14th no official notification of his death has yet been received from the War Office.
When the late Lord Kitchener called for men, Pte. Price enlisted along with his chum, Pte. A. Pegram, and had been in...'
From a collection of eight documents relating to G/2914 Pte Alfred Price.
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