Rededication service for Private Price - Zillebeke - 03/07/2024
A rededication service for Pte George Montague Price of 5th Bn South Wales Borderers who died on 2 October 1917, took place at Chester Farm Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium on 3 July 2024 at 3pm (local time).

Recent research has shown that Private George Montague Price was buried here. His grave was marked with a headstone to an Unknown Private of the South Wales Borderers, but a new headstone bearing his details is now in place.

George Montague Price was born in Hereforshire in 1878. He was the fourth child of Andrew Price, a builder, and his wife Alice. Prior to the war George was a stonemason, though he joined the army in May 1916. He arrived in France in August 1916, and was killed in action near Hill 60 in Belgium in early October 1917.

At the time he was killed, George Price was buried in a field grave. However, by the time he was recovered in the autumn of 1920 and moved to Chester Farm - anything recording his name had been lost and he was buried as an unknown soldier of the 5th Bn South Wales Borderes. Recent research has shown that Private George Montague Price was buried here. He now has a new headstone bearing his details.


Address by Reverend Richard Mutter

The Exhortation by Colonel Nicholas Lock

The Last Post followed by a minute of silence and the Reveillie.

Laying of the wreats. Alderman Ives Goudeseune laid a wreath on behalf of the City of Ieper.

Wreath by the CWGC

The Royal British Legion Ypres Branch

and the New Ypres League.

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