George William Price RN J 19338 (Po) HMS Queen Mary

George William Price RN

J 19338 (Po)

HMS Queen Mary


GEORGE WILLIAM PRICE’s father - Joseph George Price - was born in Euston Square London in about 1872 he was the son of a wheelwright.

In 1881 census we can see that Joseph George Price is living with his mother Elizabeth and father Joseph and younger siblings in Southwell.

In the census of 1891 Joseph George Price and his mum, dad and siblings have moved to East Stoke.

Joseph George Price married Sarah Ann Price (nee Spick) at All Saints church in Elston on 12th July 1894. At some point between the census 1891 and 1901 they moved to East Stoke.

Sarah Ann Spick was born in 1869 in Elston. The census of 1871 records that Sarah and her parents were still living in Elston.

Sarah Ann Spick’s father – Robert Spick was originally from Rolleston and her mother Ann Spick (nee Bell) was from Elston. Robert Spick and Ann Bell married at All Saints church Elston on 19 Oct 1854.

In the census of 1881 Sarah Ann Spick aged 12 is still living at home with her parents and 2 younger sisters – Lucy 7 years and Annie 3 years.

In the census of 1891 Sarah Ann Spick (now aged 22) is employed as a servant on a farm in Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire.

Our GEORGE WILLIAM PRICE was born in East Stoke on 1st Dec 1896 and baptised at St Oswald’s church on 21 March 1897.

In the census of 1901 we find George W Price aged 4 living with his parents and elder sister Ellen aged 5 in East Stoke his father is described as a joiner wheelwright.

Tragedy strikes the family when in 1903 George’s mum dies suddenly. Sarah Ann Price was buried on the 24th November 1903 at St Oswald’s East Stoke.

The census of 1911 has George aged 15 and employed as a ‘Butchers Boy’ living in Morton near Gainsborough with his father Joseph George Price his dads new companion Annie Glossop (described as Joseph’s sister) and 2 younger siblings Elsie Price aged 5 years and Joseph Price aged 2 years.

In the census of 1911 interestingly, George William Price’s paternal grandparents are landlord and landlady at The Chequers Inn in Elston.

We do not know when exactly George volunteered for the Royal Navy but we do know that his home port was Portsmouth, and we do know that the ship he served on was HMS Queen Mary (a Battle Cruiser) and George was trained as a gunner.