Henry George Price
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|Date of Birth||12 Apr 1882|
|Place of Birth||London, England|
|Death||6 Sep 1955, aged 74|
|Place of Death||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||33 years, 1 month|
5'5½" (1.66m) tall ; 154 lbs|
69.853 kg; fresh complexion ; hazel eyes ; dark hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Margaret Price|
|Date of Enlistment||24 May 1915|
|Unit/Formation||28th Battalion, C Company transferred to 22nd Machine Gun Company / 2nd Division|
|Date of Embarkation||9 Jun 1915 ‒ 30 Jun 1915|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A11 Ascanius|
|Date of Return||9 Dec 1918 ‒ 15 Jan 1919|
|Ship Returned On||SS Leicestershire|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
Armadale War Memorial (West Armadale panel) |
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
In England he had spent 2 years 4 months as a member of the 4th Middlesex Volunteers before serving in the South African Constabulary during and after the Boer War (6 years 10 months).
Henry married Margaret Victoria Fowler in the Canning district in 1914.
Electoral Roll entries -1910, Armadale, gardener
Entering Blackboy Hill camp, Henry was allocated to the 7th reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion, but then transferred to C Company of the 28th Battalion, being raised at that time for overseas service.
He served with the 28th Battalion at Gallipoli, arriving there with them on 10 Sep 1915 aboard the HMT Ivernia via Lemnos Island where they had transferred to the HMT Sarnia for the journey from Mudros harbour to Anzac Cove. While on Gallipoli he was promoted Lance Corporal on 18 Oct 1915 & Temporary Corporal on 10 Dec 1915.
Returned to Egypt via Mudros on HMT Ausonia 7 - 10 Jan 1916 where his promotion to Corporal was confirmed at Tel-el-Kebir on 5 Feb 1916.
Travelled to France with the 28th Battalion aboard HMAT A32 Themistocles, arriving in Marseilles on 21 Mar 1916, and was attached to the Anzac Kit Base. On 30 Jun 1916 he is detached to the 2nd Australia General Hospital for a fortnight and then moved to England briefly to join the Anzac Base Detachment before proceeding overseas to Étaples in France on 17 Aug 1916.
Transferred to the 22nd Machine Gun Company on 20 Apr 1917 and in July attended the Machine Gun Training Depot in Grantham, England where he remained as part of their training staff before being one of the first to be sent home.
Returned to Australia as an invalid (bunion), and Discharged 5th Military District 15 May 1919.
"... Fought in Gallipoli; took part in the evacuation; was promoted to corporal; now serving in France. He also served in the Boer War."
The only one out of five members of the family who served overseas that came home. Two brothers and two nephews died in France.
He also served as a Private (W28697) in the 76 Dental Unit in WW2 from 11 Oct 1940 until 5 Feb 1947, aged 61.
Total service in all theatres 19 years 5 months.
Electoral Roll entries - 1916 - 31 Maggie is in Tenth road, Armadale, 1925 a farmer in Armadale. 1936 - 1954 in Fifth road, Armadale.
Maggie died 18 Jun 1960 aged 70.
- "The Drill of the Foot-Hills" (PDF) (1917). Western Australia. Mar 1917. p. 10. Retrieved 16 May 2017 – via State Library of Western Australia.