From Hoole History and Heritage Society

PRICE, Thomas Charles

Regiment: XI Corps Cyclist Bn Army Cyclist Corps

Rank: Private

Number: 14538

Died: 18 June 1918

Aged: 19

Buried/ Memorial: Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France

Address: Westminster Schools, Hoole

Thomas Charles PRICE 'Roll of Honour'
Thomas Charles PRICE

Chester Chronicle 22 June 1918


We regret to record the death, in hospital, at the age of 19, of 1st Class Brigade Signaller Thomas Chas. Price, Cycle Corps, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C Price, 17 Princess Street, caretaker of the premises of Chester City Mission, and formally for 16 years, caretakers of the Westminster Schools, Hoole. He died on June 17th of fever.

Signaller Price attended All Saint’s School, Hoole, and has been in the employ of Messrs. Morris and Watkin, and then of the L. and N.W. and G.W. Joint Railways, being sent as a clerk to do duty at Little Sutton.

He was a promising, well-liked young fellow, and all who knew him deeply sympathise with the bereaved parents in their loss. He attended Walker Street, Hoole, Congregational Church and Sunday School.”

The 1911 Census shows Thomas Price as a 12-year-old schoolboy at School House, Westminster Road School, Hoole, Chester along with father Charles and mother Martha, brothers Godfrey and William, sister Ceciline along with Jack Price a visitor and William Bennion a pensioner boarding with them.

The 1901 Census shows Thomas as 2 years old with father Charles and mother Martha at Westminster School, Westminster Road, Hoole.