Price, George: Service no. 928158

Digitized Service Record

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153rd Wellington

Summary of Service for Sergeant George Price, reg. no. 928158

Date Event Remarks
August 15, 1876 Born Born at County Armagh, Ireland.
December 29, 1915 Enlisted Enlisted with the 153rd Battalion at Orangeville, Ontario. He is a fireman and lists his next-of-kin as his wife, Lavania living at 203 Mill Street, Orangeville, Ontario. He had two daughters, Edna (12) and Bernice (6). His previous military experience with the 2nd Canadians, Canadian South African Contingent. This may be the 2nd Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles.
December 30, 1915 Promoted Sergeant Probably in recognition of his prior military service.
January 22, 1916 Reverted to Private Possibly reverted (requested) to be demoted as privates were more likely to be sent into action. As a sergeant, he may have been allocated to a training role.
January 22 to 23, 1916 Absent Without Leave Absent from 12:01 AM January 22 to 9:00 AM January 23. Circumstances unknown.
February 8 to 9, 1916 Absent Without Leave Absent from 12:01 AM February 8 to 9:00 PM February 9. Note that in both incidents there is no record of punishment.
May 20, 1916 Promoted Lance-Corporal
August 11, 1916 Promoted Corporal
September 23, 1916 Promoted Sergeant
April 28, 1917 Embarks for England Leaves Halifax and travels via H.M.T. Olympic.
May 1916 Assigns pay to Lavinia Price Assigns $20.00 per month of pay with an initial payment of $22.00 in May and June.
May 1916 Separation Allowance. $20.00 per month of pay with an initial payment of $60.00 in May.
May 7, 1917 Disembarks England Arrives Liverpool.
May 7, 1917 Arrives Bramshott Entered Segregation Camp.
May 7, 1917 Taken on Strength 25th Reserve Battalion TOS as an Acting-Sergeant (A/Sergeant) and reverts to permanent grade of Private.
July 28, 1917 Appointed A/Lance-Corporal
November 28, 1917 Appointed A/Corporal
December 12, 1917 Transferred 20th Reserve Battalion Transferred to 20th Reserve Battalion and reverted to private.
December 15, 1917 Struck off Strength 25th Reserve Battalion and transferred to the 18th Battalion. Bramshott
December 15, 1917 Arrives France Arrives at the Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, France.
December 18, 1917 Arrives C.C.C.R. Arrives at the Canadian Corp Reinforcement Camp.
January 31, 1918 No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance Medical condition not related to combat.
February 2, 1918 No. 8 Canadian General Hospital Camiers, France
March 10, 1918 1st South General Hospital Moneyhull, Birmingham, England
April 3, 1918 Military Convalescent Hospital Epsom, England
May 6, 1918 Attached 2nd Canadian Convalescent Depot Witley, England
June 25, 1918 On loan to 4th Reserve Battalion Witley, England
June 27, 1918 Appointed Lance-Corporal With 4th Reserve Battalion.
June 25, 1918 On loan to 4th Reserve Battalion Witley, England
June 27, 1918 Appointed Lance-Corporal With 4th Reserve Battalion.
July 20, 1918 TOS from 4th Reserve Battalion and attached to Depot Company Witley, England
July 27, 1918 Ceased to be attached to Depot Company and on command with 4th Reserve Battalion Witley, England
July 30, 1918 Orders arrived re. 4th Reserve Battalion Attached to 4th Reserve Battalion for duty only.
November 23, 1918 Ceased to be on loan 4th Reserve Battalion Witley, England
November 27, 1918 Dental Exam Condition: Fit.
December 7, 1918 Casualty Co. Exhibition Camp Posted to this camp in preparation of repatriation to Canada.
December 9, 1918 SOS to C.E.F. [illegible]
December 14, 1918 Arrives Canada Via the S.S. Olympic arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
December 19, 1918 to January 4, 1919 Granted leave with subsistence allowance.
January 14, 1919 Discharged at Toronto at No. 2 District Depot Medically unfit (91 Days PDP and clothing allowance) and to take further outpatient treatment from ISC.[i]
October 8, 1947 Deceased Buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario. Section G Tie r 43 Lot 14.

 

[i] There is an undated (possibly February 14, 1922) notation indicating that Sergeant Price’s address was 91 Argyle Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, records: Section G Tier 43 Lot 14. Headstone photo courtesy B. Gilbert. Source: 153rd (Wellington) Battalion C.E.F.

Veteran Death Card. Source: 153rd (Wellington) Battalion C.E.F.

Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, records: Section G Tier 43 Lot 14. Headstone photo courtesy B. Gilbert. Source: 153rd (Wellington) Battalion C.E.F.