Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Lawrence Price

In memory of
Private
George Lawrence Price
November 11, 1918
Mons, Belgium

Military Service:

Service Number:
256265
Age:
25
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Division:
28th Battalion

Additional Information:

Born:
December 15, 1892 Falmouth, Nova Scotia
Enlistment:
October 15, 1917 Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of James E. and Annie R Price of Port Williams, Kings County, Nova Scotia. Private George Lawrence Price is believed to be the last Canadian soldier to die in battle during the First World War. He died at Mons, Belgium, about 2 minutes before the signing of the Armistance. He was originally buried in Havre Old Communal Cemetery.

Commemorated on Page 487 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY , Belgium
Grave Reference:
V. C. 4.
Location:
ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY is located 2 km east of Mons on the N90 a road leading to Charleroi. On reaching St Symphorien the right hand turning from the N90 leads onto the Rue Nestor Demon. The ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY lies 200 metres along the the Rue Nestor Demon.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of GEORGE LAWRENCE PRICE – Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker – Grave marker of G.L. Price located in the St Symphorien Cemetery in Belgium.
  • Memorial – The Price Memorial at Ville Sur Haine, Mons where he was killed 11th Novemeber 1918
  • Attestation Papers – CEF Attestation p1 (P2 not displayed). Source of image  Library Archives Canada
  • Photo of George Lawrence Price – Last Canadian killed in action World War 1.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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