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Louis PRICE

Regimental number677
Date of birth27 January 1895
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCasey Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Price, Casey Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD on 26th September, 1917, telephone communication broke down early in the day, and runners had to be used exclusively. Man runners became casualties, so that those remaining had to work very hard. During the whole of 26th and 27th September, Private PRICE carried numerous messages through heavy enemy barrages and machine gun fire, and on two occasions through a gas shell barrage. Although fairly badly gassed, he would not leave the line and continued to carry out his duty until the Battalion was relieved on the night of 30th September/1st October, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsAfter Lance Corporal Louis Price returned to Australia he worked for the Victorian Railways and was employed there until his retirement.
Date of death20 July 1993
Age at death98

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