Price, George Lawrence
Private George Lawrence Price was the last Commonwealth soldier killed during the First World War. He was killed at 10:58 am: 2 minutes before the armistice.
On 11 November, Price was part of an advance to take the small village of Havré. After a crossing of the Canal du Centre into the town of Ville-sur-Haine under German machine gun fire, Pte. Price and his patrol moved toward a row of houses intent on pursuing the machine gunner who had harassed their crossing of the canal. The patrol had entered the house they had thought the shooting had come from, but found the Germans had exited through the back door as they entered the front. They then pursued into the house next door and again found it empty. George Price was fatally shot in the region of his heart by a German sniper as he stepped out of the house into the street, against contrary advice from a house occupant, at 10:58 a.m., November 11, 1918, and died just 2 minutes before the armistice ceasefire that ended the war went into effect at 11:00 a.m.
Originally buried in the Havre Old Communal Cemetery, his final resting place is the St. Symphorien Military Cemetery near Mons, Belgium. Grave V. C. 4. He is buried in the St Symphorien military cemetery, just southwest of Mons.
28th (North-west) Battalion, Canadian Epeditionary Force aka the Nor' Westers