David Price

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Birmingham Aston Manor branch

Died: 27 March 1918


David Leonard Price was born on 9 August 1893, the son of David Thomas Price, a bank worker, and his wife Emily. He was born in Bethesda, Wales, where his father worked as a clerk in the local branch of National Provincial Bank of England. When he was about 7, his father was transferred to the bank's Birmingham branch, and the family moved to Birmingham. Price was educated at King Edward's Grammar School, Aston.


In October 1909, when Price was 16 years old, he followed his father into National Provincial Bank of England, starting as an apprentice at Tamworth branch. After a month he transferred to Birmingham Aston Manor branch. Outside work Price was an enthusiastic sportsman, and played rugby for the Aston Old Edwardians.


Price joined the army in September 1914, initially as a Private in the Hussars. He went to France in May 1915, and was invalided home with a knee injury in October 1915. He returned to military service, initially in Britain, in January 1916. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in June 1917, and joined his battalion in France the following month. He was killed in action in France on 27 March 1918, at the age of 24.

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