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Alfred Price Private

1st/6th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 253480
Died: 21st October 1918, Western Front

Alfred was born in 1877 at 53 Kelly Street, Greenock. His mother was Agnes Price m/s Carruthers, a laundry maid and widow of Joseph Price of Inverkip. Alfred is recorded as illegitimate on his birth certificate.


Joseph and Agnes were married by Rev Peter Douglas of the United Free Church, Inverkip in   1860. It appears shortly after this, they moved to Abernethy, Perthshire. They had a daughter, Flora, born in Abernethy in 1861 but she died aged 6 weeks. Three other children were born, all in Abernethy in 1865-1867. A son, Matthew was born in 1869 but he died of bronchitis in 1870, not reaching his first birthday, in Inverkip. Tragically, Joseph died in 1869 in Abernethy and it appears Agnes and the children moved back to Inverkip shortly afterwards.

More tragedy struck when another child, Joseph, was born in 1880 in Inverkip and died shortly afterwards. In 1881, the family were living at Main Street, Inverkip, with one of the daughters, aged 13, already out working as a servant to a family in the village.


In 1884, Agnes died in Inverkip, leaving Alfred, aged 7, and the other siblings with no parents.


On the 1891 and 1901 census Alfred was living with his Aunt, Janet Paul at Campbell Place, Inverkip. On the 1911 census, he had moved to Wemyss Bay and was working as a farm labourer for Andrew and Mary Thomson.


Alfred served with the 1st/6th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He is remembered at the Inverkip War Memorial and in the Avesnes-le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension.

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Alfred Price 1881 Inverkip census
Alfred Price 1911 Inverkip census
Alfred Price 1891 Inverkip census
Alfred Price 1901 Inverkip census
Alfred Price grave registration report
Avesnes le sec communal cemetery extension
Private Alfred Price Headstone
Alfred Price grave registration
Alfred Price CWGC commemorative cert
Alfred Price medal card
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