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Sergeant Alfred Price DCM

The museum has the medals of Sergeant Alfred Price:

Accession Numbers: KO0793/01-07

bullet Sergeant Alfred Price DCM, number 32, 1st/5th King’s Own. KO0793/01
Number 32, Sergeant Alfred Price.
Honours and Awards – Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Action for which commended.
On 27th April 1915 during an advance from Potizje Wood near Ypres, to support the Lahore Division, the company in which this Non Commissioned Officer was serving had reached a point where the curtain of shell fire was impenetrable, when a shell fell in the middle of the platoon, killing 8 and wounding 11. The company was then ordered to take up a position in the next field, and this NCO volunteered to stay, at the above point during heavy shell and rifle fire, and by his coolness kept the Company steady whilst the Company Commander led them to the new position. This NCO also acted as temporary Company Sergeant Major for 10 weeks, during which time he was indefatigable in supervising working parties and wiring parties, going practically without any rest himself, and never failing to act in a highly conscientious and intrepid manner.
Recommended by Lieutenant Colonel F Eaves, Commanding 1st/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, (TF).

“For conspicuous gallantry when assisting his company commander under very trying circumstances after heavy casualties had been suffered.”
London Gazette 15 April 1916
bullet Queen's South Africa Medal with bars ‘Cape Colony’ ‘Transvaal’ ‘South Africa 1901’ and ‘South Africa 1902’ to Private Alfred Price, number 7386, 2nd King’s Own  (2nd Volunteer Company). KO0793/02
bullet1914-15 Star to Sergeant Alfred Price, number T5-32, 1st/5th King’s Own. KO0793/03
bulletBritish War Medal to Warrant Officer Class 2 Alfred Price, number 32, 1st/5th King’s Own. KO0793/04
bulletAllied Victory Medal to Warrant Officer Class 2 Alfred Price, number 32, 1st/5th King’s Own. KO0793/05
bullet Territorial Force Efficiency Medal to Sergeant Alfred Price, number 32, 1st/5th King’s Own. KO0793/06

Photographs of Alfred Price:

Alfred Price as a member of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the King's Own photographed with his Queen's South Africa Medal.
Accession Number: KO2892/01  & 02

Sergeant Alfred Price, circa 1908 and later (right).
Accession Number: KO2892/03 & 04

Sergeant Alfred Price.
Accession Number: KO2892/05 & 08

Sergeant Alfred Price, circa 1920, 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2892/06 & 07

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