Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 12222
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 21 on 10th May 1915
Buried : Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey, Grave E. 47.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of A. J. and Mary Ann Price, 32 Melbourne St., Barbourne, Worcester
Memorial : Worcester St Stephen's Church
Also appears on : Possibly on Worcester Guildhall. Possibly on Worcester St Paul's Church.
A photograph of Private Walter Price can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 12th June 1915, available at Worcestershire Archives.
The following information has been researched by Geoff Hill:
Possible 1911 Census
Shaft Barracks, Western Heights, Dover
Walter Price, Private, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Family resident at 32 Melbourne Street: Abraham John (father), stoker at gas works, mother, 2 sons, 2 daughters and an adult sister of Abraham.
The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by British, Empire and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea.
The Allies landed on the peninsula on the 25th – 26th April 1915. As a component of the 88th Infantry Brigade, the 4th Battalion Worcestershire was involved in the Second Battle Of Krithia, which opened on the 6th April 1915. Despite elaborate planning also involving French troops the attack was a disaster, with advances of only a few hundred yards being made at a high cost in casualties. The Allies were ignorant of the exact location of the Turkish defences, aerial reconnaissance had revealed little and the terrain was crossed by deep gullies affording excellent cover to defending troops. On the 8th May the attack was renewed across the whole front with the Anzacs being brought out of reserve. Advancing against heavy defensive fire the New Zealanders gained sight of the Turkish lines as did French troops who seized a section of trench, holding it until overwhelmed. The 88th Brigade, including the 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, was only able to advance a few hundred yards up Fir Tree Spur where they were halted by machine-gun fire from a small wood.