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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.
Lieutenant Evan Edward Price ’15
Died: September 11, 1919
In his first year he was appointed to the Mounted Rifles Depot, and went overseas in July 1916. In January 1917 he joined the R. Canadian Dragoons on the Somme front, and in March won the Military Cross for his service in a mounted action near Roisel, when he attacked a party of the enemy and dispersed it, making many prisoners. Later he was awarded a Bar to the Cross for his courage and initiative on the Hindenburg Line at the end of June, when as Brigade Intelligence Officer he made reconnaissances for five nights in succession on the enemy s wire, and on the night of the raid led the first party into the trenches, where he remained through the engagement, obtaining valuable information. He served during the autumn first at Passchendaele and then in both battles of Cambrai. On February I3th, 1918, he won the Distinguished Service Order for his service in another raid, near Havrincourt, when for three succeeding nights he made reconnaissances, and in the raid itself led forward parties and blew gaps in two belts of the wire, ensuring the success of the attack. He was severely wounded at the Bois de Moreuil before Amiens on March 28th. Being disabled from further service he was invalided home in October, and died after an operation some months later. After his death his name was Mentioned in Despatches.
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