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Cecil Horace PRICE

Regimental number3427
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNorth Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, C H Price, 124 Falcon Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialFort Pitt Military Cemetery (1472), Kent
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
70
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Harry and Louisa Emily PRICE. Native of Victoria, Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'In the fighting near BULLECOURT on the 11th April, 1917, these two men showed conspicuous bravery as regimental stretcher bearers. The other two men of their squad were both hit by a shell whilst carrying a wounded man, and Privates Price and [3533 J.H.] Campbell were badly shaken, but they stuck to their work, returning again and again to the enemy's wire although under fire from snipers and machine guns. They continued at this work until both were severely wounded and then refusing help, dragged themselves to the Dressing Station. These men have done consistently good work in all our operations in FRANCE.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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