Edward Price

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Edward Price
Price Edward.jpg
Birtwistle Collection
Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 Feb 1891
Place of Birth London, England
Death 28 Mar 1918
Place of Death Abbeville, France
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 11 months
Description 5' 3½" (1.61m) tall ; 132 lbs
59.874 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Gardener
Religion Church of England
Address Forrest road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Sister-in-law , Mrs Margaret Price (wife of Henry George Price)
Military Information
Reg Number 4201
Date of Enlistment 14 Feb 1916
Rank Driver
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement, transferred to 3rd Division Ammunition Train (Mechanical Transport Company)
Date of Embarkation 1 Apr 1916 ‒ 25 Apr 1916 Alexandria
Ship Embarked On HMAT A38 Ulysses
Date of Return 2 Jun 1916 ‒ 12 Jun 1916 Plymouth
Ship Returned On HMT Minnetonka
Fate Accidental Death in the field 12 Mar 1918
Monument Armadale War Memorial (West Armadale panel)
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Australian War Memorial
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Edward married Edith Bettinelli [Bertinelli] in Claremont in 1916 prior to serving overseas. The three Price brothers, Edward, Henry and Charles, came to Australia from England. Electoral Roll entries - 1917 - 1918 has Edith in Armadale

War Service

On entering Blackboy Hill camp, Edward was allocated to the 10th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion and he trained and travelled with them to England.

A month into training in England (13 Jul 1916), he was transferred to the 3rd Division Ammunition Column (3DAC) as a motor transport driver, and he embarked for France a month later on 25 Nov 1916.

On 2 Feb 1917 he was transferred to the 'Y' Corps Ammunition Train and soon after (20 Mar 1917) Edward was charged with being in an area prohibited (estaminet) by a 2nd Anzac Order. Awarded 14 days field punishment.

In Nov 1917 he transferred back to 3rd Division Ammunition Column - Motor Transport Company. In Jan 1918 he was given leave in England, but was a little slow (41 hours late) returning, costing him 24 days pay.

On 27 Mar 1918 Edward was jammed between two lorries and died at 2.15pm on 28th March 1918 in the 1st South African General Hospital in Abbeville of a "crushed chest".

".. Serving at present in the Motor Transport."[1]

  • Abbeyville Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Post War


Second Brother of Mary Werndly to die.


  1. "The Drill of the Foot-Hills" (PDF) (1917). Western Australia. Mar 1917. p. 11. Retrieved 16 May 2017 – via State Library of Western Australia. 

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