Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Henry Price was baptised at Worfield on 27th December, 1891. He was the son of Thomas Price, labourer, and his wife Mary. They lived at Hilton.
By 1901 the family had moved to Hallon where Thomas was working on his own account as a coal dealer.
In 1911 Henry is living with his widowed mother, still in Hallon. He is working as a domestic gardener.
Henry joined the King's Shropshire Light infantry, serving in "D" Company of the 6th Battalion. He went to France on 24th July, 1915. He was killed in action on 26th May, 1916 while the 6th KSLI were in trenches in Railway Wood (about a mile East of Ypres). The Regimental history says that the trenches came under heavy shell fire on the 26th and adds: "The Hun amused himself by blowing up mines daily in the front line, causing huge craters, which he failed to occupy." [Wood, 175]
Private Henry Price, 13197, KSLI, is buried in the Menin Road South Military Cemetery. He was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.
KILLED IN ACTION
[Bridgnorth Journal 10th June, 1916]
Private Henry Price, D Company, 6th Battalion KSLI, was killed in action on the 27th ult. He was a native of Worfield, near Bridgnorth, and was a member of the Worfield Church Choir up to the time of his enlistment.
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