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Full Name: Ernest Henry Price
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Ernest Henry
Surname: Price
War: South African War, 1899-1902
Serial No.: 781
Date of Birth: 25 July 1871
Place of Birth: Tirley, Gloucester, England
Religion: Church of England
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Horse Breaker
Next of Kin: Mrs Sophia Price (mother), Tirley, Gloucester, England
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: c/o N (?) Sym, Ngaire, Taranaki, New Zealand
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 10 1/2 inches
Enlistment Date: 12 February 1900
Age on Enlistment: 29
Military District: Taranaki
Embarkation Unit: 3rd New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 6 Company
Embarkation Date: 17 February 1900
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Knight Templar
Destination: East London, South Africa
Campaigns:
  • Anglo-Boer War:
  • Johannesburg
  • Orange Free State
  • Cape Colony
  • Diamond Hill
Military Awards: Queen's South Africa Medal (Diamond Hill and Orange Free State Clasps)
Wounds and Diseases: Hospitalised in Pretoria Hospital with Enteric Fever, 5 June 1900.Also sent to Racecourse Hospital and Springfontein Hospital.
Discharge Date: 11 January 1901
Last Unit Served: 3rd Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Reason for Discharge: Invalided on 25 October 1900
Place of Death: Matiere, Manawatu, New Zealand
Date of Death: 20 October 1930
Age at Death: 59
Year of Death: 1930
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Cemetery Name: Matiere Cemetery, King Country, New Zealand
Cemetery Register No: 3485
Biographical Notes: Family is trying to locate the grave site at Matiere.
Postwar Occupation:
  • Horse Dealer
  • Contractor
  • Storekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Hop Beer Licensee
  • Bullock Team Driver
Description of Image: Portrait, standing full length, rifle
Additional Information: 3rd New Zealand Mounted Rifles was also known as Rough Riders.
Further References: New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
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