M. Price

PRICE, David Myrddin
Private 85395,
15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

(formerly Pte 70076, Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

Enlisted - Hengoed, Glamorgan
Residence - Ystrad Mynach, Glamorgan

Died - 18th September 1918 - Western Front

Commemorated at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France - Panel 9

David Price memorial

Vis-en-Artois cemetery and memorial

David Myrddin Price was one of four children that were born to David and Margaret Price. Both David and Margaret were born in Llansawel, Carmarthenshire and came to the coal mining area where all their children were born. David was born around 1860 while Margaret was a year older, being born around 1859.

Their children were:

John - born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan about 1883
William Henry - born in Nelson in about 1888
Margaret Anne - born in 1890
David Thomas - born abt 1893
Eleanor Jane - born in Nelson in about 1895, and
David Myrddin - born in Nelson in about 1898 (the address is shown as Myrddin Cottage, but the location is not known).

David and John were both blacksmiths.

The family made their home at:

11, Heol Fawr, Nelson, Glamorgan

The whole of the family were bi-lingual, speaking Welsh and English.

By 1911, they are shown as living at No 12 Heol Fawr, Nelson. Some of the children have flown the family nest, but David Myrddin is still at home. David (snr) is shown as a widower, his wife Margaret having died in 1905.

News:

October 5th 1918.

News was received Saturday morning of the death in action in France of Private Myrddin Price, Durham Light Infantry, son of Mr David Price, late of Heol Fawr, Nelson, now living at Ystrad Mynach.
Private Price who was only 20 years old, joined the forces in 1916 and had seen over 12 months services in France. He was killed in action on September 22nd.
36 Nelson soldiers have now been officially reported killed during the present war.

[Source: Merthyr Express]

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