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Introduction 2 weeks 4 days ago #85643

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Just to recap, 1861 census has William aged 2 living with his parents George and Eliza.
George was a blacksmith by trade and living in North Street Wolverhampton.

William aged 43 was a Beer House Manager living at 88 South Street with his wife Fanny and 6 children in 1901...not 1911.
The military connection to the Boer War still ongoing, certainly no William Price that fits ref Imperial Yeomanry, I did find a W Price ref 4th Battalion North Staffordshire regiment.
More research required. Will update if anything relevant is found.


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Steve - I don't have any William Price's in my Smethwickian Database - could you please enlighten me regarding the one(s) you have found and mentioned above. David.

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David,
6762 Private William Price, born 1885 Smethwick attested to the South Staffs Regt on 23rd April 1902 and did not serve in South Africa on checking his papers on FMP. So you are not 'missing' him, my mistake.
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Hi Moonsprite.

Just a quick question for you, what led you to thinking that your Great Grandfather possibly served in the 1899 1902 Boer War? Was the information from the Price family, passed down through the generations?
If he did serve, he would have been in South Africa between 1899/ 1900. He was running a pub in 1901 aged 43. So he would have been around 41 years old whilst in South Africa. I believe he ran the the Colonel Vernon until 1912? The reason I checked out the Imperial Yeomanry is the connection your Great Grandfather had with horses. His father was a blacksmith and there was a Bill Price yard opposite the pub. This was used for blacksmithing and for the distribution of coal. Have I got the right Bill Price reference a coal merchant after his time as a publican? The 1911 census has his name crossed out and the head of the family is recorded as his wife Fanny Price. Is there any information in the family reference any military service pertaining to William before the 2nd Boer War?
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Introduction 2 weeks 4 days ago #85649

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There is a man's gold pocket watch and chain with a South African Rand on that was passed to my grandfather then to my father then to me that belonged to William Price. Yes the Price family spoke of him fighting in the Boar War.

I also have a book called WOLVERHAMPTON VOICES by Alec Brew in which there is a picture of William wearing the watch. I know a family member also has a picture of him wearing the watch.There is an article in this book written by a Joseph Alan Price who was born in 1926..... saying MY GRANDFATHER BILL PRICE , WHO WAS IN THE ARMY DURING THE BOAR WAR HAD KEPT THE COLONEL VERNON IN NORTH STREET, WOLVERHAMPTON.

I don't know for sure if he went onto be a coal merchant but this would tie in with a wedding picture of my grandfather Horace Price which was taken in the blacksmiths yard opposite the Colonel Vernon.
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Might he have served in the First Boer War in 1890 (?)?
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