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Sapper John Kenneth Price Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Railway Troops Battalion: 256th Battalion/ Became 10th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops Regimental Number: 1099768 Date of Birth: June 8, 1900 Place of Birth: Tabusintac, New Brunswick  Trade: Mill hand (Comos Mill Yarmouth NS) Marital Status: Single Date of Enlistment: January 21, 1917 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 16 Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Prior Military Experience: 29th Battery CFA, Yarmouth NS Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Jacob Price, Tabusintac, NB (Father) Battle Died/Wounded: Ypres (Michael Offensive) Date of Death: April 3, 1918 Age at Death: 17 Buried at:  Lijjsenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Plot:  XXVI. E. 13A. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ypres town centre.   During the First World War, the village of Lijssenthoek was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations. The cemetery was first used by the French 15th Hopital D'Evacuation and in June 1915, it began to be used by casualty clearing stations of the Commonwealth forces. The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 24 being unidentified. There are 883 war graves of other nationalities, mostly French and German, 11 of these are unidentified. There is 1 Non World War burial here.   Commemorated on Page 487 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 15 Notes: - Age 17. DOB firm 1911 census - Son of Jacob B. and Jessie V. Price, of Millerton, New Brunswick. Sapper John Kenneth Price was born at Tabusintac New Brunswick the son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Price. John joined the 256th Battalion (Canadian Engineers) at Yarmouth, NS, on January 21, 1917. He declared his date of birth as June 8, 1899. Sapper Price was posted to the 10th Battalion CRT.  In April 1918 his unit was attached to the British Army in the Ypres Salient where they  were heavily shelled and bombed as they built new rail lines closer to the front. The British were strengthening their defences in anticipation of a German push and the weather was terrible. In early April many men of the 10 CRT were being sent daily to the hospital with cold related illnesses that were being exasperated by their unforgiving work schedules and working conditions. John Price died on the 3rd of April in a field hospital outside of Poperinge.  Sapper John Kenneth Price had lied about his age when he enlisted and was only 17 years old when he died. He is buried in the Lijensthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. (Source: Canadian Great War Project)   
Sapper John Kenneth Price
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