Edgar Price

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Edgar Price

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Lombard Street branch

Died: 31 May 1916

 

Edgar Sidney Price was born in London on 16 September 1891, the son of Edgar Price, a draughtsman, and his wife Emily. He was educated at Owen's School, Islington, London.

In July 1909, when he was 17 years old, Price went to work for London & County Bank. The following month London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Price became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank. Outside work Price was a keen swimmer, and a member of the bank's staff sports club. He was remembered there for 'his original work as entertainer at the piano.'

In December 1915 Price left his job as a clerk at the bank's London Lombard Street branch to join the Royal Naval Reserve as an Assistant Paymaster. In May 1916 Price joined the crew of HMS Black Prince. He was killed in action on 31 May 1916, when the Black Prince was sunk during the Battle of Jutland. He was 24 years old and left a widow and an infant son.

 

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Sophie Volker November 8 2018 09:31AM

Edgar Price is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial along with his London County & Westminster Bank colleague, Harry Palmer. Although they didn’t work at the same branch before the war, it must have been a reminder of home to work with a colleague from the bank on HMS Black Prince. Rest in peace.

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