Price, George William

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Mr. Joseph G. Price, late of East Stoke, has received official intimation that his son, Gunner Geo. William Price, lost his life in the great battle of Jutland, by the sinking of the battle cruiser ""Queen Mary."" Gunner Price was formerly a scholar at Southwell Grammar School, and from there at the age of 15, he joined the Navy in 1912, first serving on the ""Ganges."" After three years he was commissioned on the ""Queen Mary."" This vessel was in port at the time of the Dogger Bank fight, but took part in the Heligoland Bight battle, when the ship narrowly escaped being torpedoed.
From his early boyhood he always wished to be in the Navy, and he has passed away as every true British sailor would wish at close grips with the enemy. Gunner Price, who had only just passed his 20th birthday, practically made his home after joining the Navy and when on leave, with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. L. Beeston, of 5 Sydney-street, Newark. He has paid them several visits since the outbreak of war, the last time being in March, when he had a presentiment that he would never come again, and returned to his ship very low spirited. Much sympathy will be felt for his father and Mr. and Mrs. Beeston, who also have a son in the Sherwood Foresters, taking part in quelling the late Dublin riots.
Newark Herald 17 June 1916 via Spike Sheldon