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Thomas Robert Price was born at Bushbury in 1889. His baptism was recorded in St Mary’s Bushbury Parish Register on 1st December 1889. His parents were Alfred Thomas Price, a Painter’s Labourer, and Louisa Jane née Burton. The family’s address at the time of the 1901 census was in Fordhouses. The family consisted of 5 boys and 4 girls. In 1911 the family were still living at Fordhouses but Thomas doesn’t appear on this census form. A Thomas Price, age 21, born at Wolverhampton, Occupation Army Private, appears on the 1911 census living at Southampton.

The CWGC entry for him reads “Rank: Private Service No: 4862 Date of Death: 15/11/1918 Age: 29 Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps attd. Director General Medical Services. Cemetery: Bushbury (St. Mary) Churchyard Additional Information: Son of Alfred Thomas Price and Louisa Jane Price, of Fordhouses, Bushbury”. His name is on the memorial at St Mary’s Church, Bushbury.

He enlisted in the RAMC on 21st August 1914. The Register of Soldiers Effects shows that £32 12s 8d, including War gratuity £25, was authorised to be paid to his father on 1st May 1919. He died in the General Hospital at Wolverhampton on 15th November 1918, presumably of the effects of wounds inflicted during his army service. His death was registered at Wolverhampton during the quarter ended December 1918.

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