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West Bridgford
Stanley was born in 1895 in West Bridgford and was the son of Henry Hastings Price, a lace manufacturer and Elizabeth Jane Price nee Topple of 31, Master's Rd., West Bridgford, Nottingham. His father was born in 1868 in Hyson Green, his mother Elizabeth Jane Topple was born in 1873 in Kentish Town, London, they were married in 1893 in Nottingham and had two further sons Eric Kirkland born 1898 and Alan Gauntley born 1899 both born in West Bridgford. In the 1911 census the family are living at 14 Melton Road, West Bridgford and were shown as Henry Hastings 43 yrs a lace manufacturer head of the family he is living with his wife Elizabeth Jane and their three sons , Stanley Hastings 16 yrs a lace warehouseman , Eric Kirkland 13 yrs a scholar and Alan Gauntley 12 yrs a scholar.
24 Jan 1918
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Second Lieutenant
  • MC MC Military Cross
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Second Lieutenant Stanley Hastings Price enlisted and served with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps as a Rifleman service number R/2965 , He went out to France and joined the British Expeditionary Force on 21st May 1915. He was later commissioned in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment serving with the 15th battalion. He was killed in action on 24th January 1918 and is buried in Cement House Cemetery.
An article in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 18th December 1917 reads :- “Lieut. Stanley H. Price, one of the winners of the Military Cross, is the son Mr. H. H. Price, 90, Melton-road, West Bridgford, was one of the party of Notts. Magdala Football Club players who in September, 1914, went from Nottingham and enlisted. Lieut. Price and many others joined the King's Royal Rifles and went out to France as a private. He received his commission in the Sherwood Foresters 12 months ago." The citation for his Military Cross was published in the 'London Gazette' on 23rd April 1918: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the battalion on his right had to withdraw their line, he crossed the open under heavy fire and rallied a body of men, placed them in a good position, and thus secured the right flank of the left battalion. That night he was entrusted with the relief of a company which was mixed up with another battalion, and this he carried out most successfully under very difficult circumstances. Throughout the operations he displayed great capabilities and power of leadership. above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Buried in Cement House Cemetery
    Stanley Hastings Price - Buried in Cement House Cemetery
  • Photo  courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Stanley Hastings Price - Photo courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918