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James Robert Price was born in Newton Heath, Manchester in around 1878.

At the time of the 1911 census he was living at 1, Corson Street, Great Lever, Bolton; with his wife Alice, and his father (William) and mother Elizabeth). James and his father were both Coal Miners (Hewers). James and Alice married in around 1901 but had no children.

James  enlisted in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in Bolton. He was given the service number 18985 and was posted into ‘C’ Company of the  7th (Service) Battalion.

Private James Price sailed to France with the main body of the Battalion on 17th July 1915.

On 15th November 1916, Private James Robert Price was killed in action as the 7th Battalion were involved in a raid along Battery Valley, Grandcourt. Five men from the Battalion lost their lives on this day.

3223 Private JOHN COSGROVE
12807 Private JAMES McCAUL

James’ next of kin would later receive the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll in respect of his service.

Rank:  Private
Service No: 18985
Date of Death: 15/11/1916
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, “C” Coy. 7th Bn.

Unfortunately his service papers appear not to have survived.

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One Response to 18985 PTE. J. R. PRICE. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Dwight donaldson says:

    My grandmother has old letters where she talks oh an uncle kia in ww1..Robert James price

    Very interesting


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