Capt Charles Lempriere Price

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain Charles Lempriere Price, DSO, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Only son of Colonel Thomas Charles Price, late Royal Artillery, and Amy Earle. Born in Alderney, Channel Islands. Educated at St. Paul’s School, London. Trained at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Royal Scots as a Second Lieutenant on 8 Sep 1897. Served in the Second Alglo Boer War 1899-1902, taking part in operations including those in Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, the Transvaal and Lydenberg. Mentioned In Dispatches twice (20 Aug 1901 and 10 Sep 1901) and recommended for the Victoria Cross (not awarded) by Lord Kitchener for his part in an attack on a strongly held Boer position at Bermondsey, East Transvaal. Later awarded the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette on 27 Sep 1901) “for gallantry in leading an attack on the Boer position at Bermondsey, East Transvaal, 16 May 1901”. Deployed with the British Expeditionary Force at the start of WW1, landing in France on the 14 Aug 1914. He served through the Battle of Mons, Le Cateau and the retreat towards Paris. He was killed in action aged 37 years at Vailly during the Battle of the Aisne while attempting to save one of his men. Buried in Grave I. A. 6. of Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France.
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Charles Lempriere Price D.S.O. Capt The Royal Scots. Killed in action at Vailly "Batttle of the Aisne" while saving one of his men 16th September 1914.

Charles Lempriere Price

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