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James Price b 1868
« on: Friday 21 April 17 04:16 BST (UK) »
Recently I found this photo of a great uncle. On the back it said "James Price killed 1916". James was born in Kinnerley, Shropshire about 1868. I cannot find him in the 1891, 1901 or 1911 censuses so perhaps he joined the regular army.  I would appreciate any information about him so that I can find details of his military service.

Thank you, Ted White

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Re: James Price b 1868
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 April 17 06:58 BST (UK) »
The cap badge looks to be from The King's (Liverpool) Regiment?

In which case, this might be your man (from Commonwealth War Graves Commision - cwgc.org):

Private 6946 James Price, KLR 10th Bn
Died 23/9/1916  age 25
Commemorated at Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs

Notes: Son of Elizabeth Price, of 7, Curzon Rd., Waterloo, Liverpool, and the late James Price.

See: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/543486/PRICE,%20JAMES
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: James Price b 1868
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 April 17 07:07 BST (UK) »
If James was born in 1868, he would have been 48 when he died in 1916. The photograph certainly looks like someone older than 25, unless he seriously under-stated his age.

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Re: James Price b 1868
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 April 17 08:15 BST (UK) »
Hi

There is a James P army record showing up on F M P dated 1885

Born Nescliffe which is a few miles from Kinnerley born c1868 and was called for service in the 3rd Shropshire Light Infantry 1885

Wonder if this is him ?
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
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Re: James Price b 1868
« Reply #4 on: Friday 21 April 17 08:54 BST (UK) »
The cap badge for the Shropshire Light Infantry is a horn?

I still favour the King's (Liverpool) Regiment ;D
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Re: James Price b 1868
« Reply #5 on: Friday 21 April 17 12:27 BST (UK) »
Well I have to plead my ignorance on cap badges and anything Militaria - but I have googled - and I would say you are correct KG.

But the record I mentioned in my earlier post is the only one I could find.
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
Census info is Crown Copyright http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk