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John James Price
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John James Price 222896 Private 85th Battalion (B Company) June 28, 1898 Tabusintac, NB October 28, 1915 Halifax NS 17 5 feet, 2 inches light black crown Single Labourer Wesleyan Mrs Jessica Price (Mother), Yarmouth, NS October 27, 1955 One of twelve children, he was the son of Jacob Price and Jessica (Jessie) (Connor) Price. John (Jack) Price disembarked Canada on the SS Olympic on October 13, 1916 and disembarked at Liverpool on October 19, 1916. At Witley, England he transferred to the 13th Battalion and arrived in France on December 6, 1916. He was transferred to the 85th Battalion on February 24, 1917. While in the field he was sentenced to ten days Field Punishment No 2 on May 2, 1917 for being absent from a 5:00pm parade; sentenced to fifteen days Field Punishment No 1 on May 9, 1917 for being fifteen minutes late on parade; and forfeited seven days of pay for losing by neglect a rifle on October 15, 1917. He was granted fourteen days leave of absence on November 21, 1917 and rejoined his unit in the field on December 8, 1917. On September 3, 1918 he suffered a gun shot wound to his right thigh and was initially admitted to No 24 General Hospital and invalided to England at Bramshott. Returning to Canada he was discharged on demobilization on February 5, 1919 at Fredericton. NB. Private Jack Price served in Canada, England and France. He was aged 20 and was 5 feet, 3 inches in height at discharge.