Alfred Price was a pre-war regular soldier with the Worcesters. He was the son of Mary Price of 43 Little Cornbow, Halesowen, and had worked for Great Western Railway. In August 1914 he was in the 3rd Battalion which was stationed at Aldershot as part of the British Expeditionary Force. They moved quickly to cross the Channel on the 12th August and ten days later were facing the German armies approaching Mons. Then followed the ten day retreat to the Marne and the decisive action in halting the German march to victory. They advanced as far as the Aisne and the line stabilized on the wooded sides of the river valley. The German offensive resumed in October and the Allies were faced by a huge pincer attack around Ypres and La Bassée. The enemy strength was great and on the 13th October 1914 British forces suffered many casualties near Armentičres. Corporal Alfred Price was killed in action on this day. He is buried at Browns Road Cemetery, Festubert, (IV F 5) and is commemorated on the Halesowen and Halesowen C of E school Memorials and on the Great Western Railway Roll of Honour, Chester.
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