The brother of Joseph Price, Frederick William was born in Wolverhampton in 1888 to Albert George Price and his wife Mary Ann (nee Grainger). Mary died in 1897, and Albert remarried, moving the family to Birmingham. The marriage was not a success, and he enrolled two of his four sons in the Middlemore Homes, and the youngest was sent to live with an aunt and uncle. Only Fred remained with his father.
Frederick joined the Army in 1906 as a regular with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (service number 8417), serving in many far flung places. At the outbreak of war, he was in Hong Kong. The battalion returned to the UK and was sent to the front line just before Christmas 1914. On 29 January 1915 Fred died of wounds and was buried at Voormezeele Enclosures No. 1 and No. 2 in Belgium. He is remembered on the Roll of Honour in the Lady Chapel of St Peter’s Church.