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Ripley Derbyshire
He was born in 1883 in Ripley, Derbyshire, the fifth child of George William Price, a sewing machine agent, and his wife Elizabeth (née Gee). On the 1901 Census Samuel was described as a house painter but in January 1907 he had changed occupation to an ironworker as shown on his wedding certificate when marrying Olive Maccauley Slack, (both aged 24) at St. Thomas’ Church, Somercotes, Derbyshire. Samuel and Olive moved to Pleasley Hill soon after their wedding where their daughter Ivy was born in 1908, however the 1911 Census only shows Olive living at High Street, Pleasley Hill, while her daughter Ivy was staying with her grandparents on the day of the census. Samuel had returned to his first employment as a house painter and presumably was away from home on a working assignment at the time. Sometime between 1911 and 1915 Samuel, Olive and Ivy emigrated to Canada and set up home in Calgary, Alberta, where he pursued his job as a painter. During Samuel’s involvement in the war his wife and daughter, Olive and Ivy, returned to England in March 1916 but after the war they made the journey back to Alberta, Canada where Olive saw out the rest of her life.
14 Jun 1917
466083 - CWGC Website
49th Bn Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
With the onset of war Samuel heeded the call to arms in 1915 and enlisted into the Canadian Forces to return to fight in support of the home country in Europe as part of the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. He served on the front line and while fighting in the trenches South of Avion, Pas-de-Calais, France, he received multiple gunshot wounds from enemy action and was transferred to the No. 7 Casualty Clearing Station for treatment, but to no avail as he died on the 14th June 1917. He was buried in the Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
Thanks to Brian Downing for this identification.
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