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Full Name: Frederick Gordon Price
Forename(s): Frederick Gordon
Surname: Price
War: South African War, 1899-1902
Serial No.: 13
Date of Birth: 1871
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs Mary Price (mother), Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
Embarkation Unit: First Contingent, No.1 Company
Embarkation Date: 21 October 1899
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Waiwera
Destination: Durban, South Africa
  • Present at Kimberley Camp
  • Driefontein
  • Transvaal
Military Awards:
  • Queen's South Africa Medal
  • King's South Africa Medal (South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 Clasps)
Last Unit Served: 7th Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date of Death: February 1944
Age at Death: 73
Year of Death: 1944
Biographical Notes:
  • Price returned to New Zealand on the S.S. 'Harleck Castle' but later joined the Staff 7 NZMR as 4060 Regimental Sergeant-Major, sailing aboard S.S. 'Gulf of Taranto' from Wellington on 6 April 1901. (Stowers, p.153)
  • After the war Price stayed in Transvaal working in the diamond mines.
  • Price also served in World War One in East Africa.
  • His sister was the first New Zealand Nurse in France to be decorated with the Royal Red Cross, presented by King George. (Stowers, p.153)
Postwar Occupation: Miner
Description of Image: Portrait
Further References:
  • New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL:
  • St Clair Inglis, A., 'Souvenir Album of the First New Zealand Contingent South African War', Auckland, 1902
  • Stowers, Richard, 'Kiwi Versus Boer: The First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902', Hamilton, 1992
Previous Military Experience: Waverly Mounted Rifles
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