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My Old Hill grandfather was mentioned in The Bugle

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: April 15, 2014

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I AM the grandson of Private Percy Hubert Price mentioned in an article in The Bugle (March 27 edition) entitled Local lad who came home from the war.

According to our family Bible he was living in Oak Street, Old Hill, at the time of his marriage to my Grandmother Alice Winmill. He then lived in Belmont Road, Lye, and his name appears on the Lye War Memorial in the churchyard of the parish church in Lye High Street. According to Worcestershire Regiment records he enlisted soon after the outbreak of war at the recruiting office in Dudley. He was killed at Gallipoli and never saw his son, my Father, Herbert Bramwell Price, who was born in April 1915.

My Father said to me many years ago that my Grandmother was told by my grandfather not to call his son by his name so she got as close to it as she could.

Incidentally my Grandfather was always known as 'Bert' to his friends. In civilian life he was an anchor striker according to census records, but we don't know where he worked.

He was buried within British lines and has a headstone in one of the British cemeteries in the Gallipoli area, though I have not seen it. He played cornet in the Cradley Heath Salvation Army band. I never knew my paternal Grandmother as she died before I was born, and no letters survive.

I realise that it is unlikely.but if anyone has any further information I would, of course, be pleased to receive it.

Malcolm Price,


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