Lt Gilbert Arthur Price

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Shot by mistake by a British patrol while grappling with Sean Treacy in Talbot St, Oct 1920

1895 Jan/Mar Born Gilbert Arthur Price at Greenwich

1901 census

1901 census Living at 73 Childerick Rd, Deptford with his parents. His father is a shop fitter

1911 census

1911 census living with his parents at 137 Marsala Road Lewisham SE He is now a pupil architect

1915 Mar 19 Landed in France as a Private in 20 London Regt

1917 Aug 28 commissioned 2nd Lt in Tank Corps

1920 May 31 Tank Corps. Temp. Lt. G. A. Price relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 May 31. Joins RIC as Barrack Defence Sgt, but goes on to work in Intelligence in Dublin

1920 Sep 1 . Lt. G. A. Price, late Tank Corps, to be temp. Lt. whilst specially empld. Special Appointment (Cl, HH)—Temp. Lt. G. A. Price, Gen. List, from 1st Sept. to 15th Oct. 1920.

1920 Oct 14 Killed in Dublin

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Fake photo of Lt G A Price shooting at Treacy on Talbot Street

1920 Oct 14. On the 11th of October 1920, Treacy and Breen had escaped from a house owned by Prof Carolan which had been raided by the British. Tracey and Breen had been wounded. Breen went to hospital, but Treacy was not as badly wounded. Treacy was told to join 4 or 5 members of the Squad for his own protection, but arrived late at the appointed venue on Talbot Street. When he arrived the Squad had gone. British Intelligence men Major Carew and Lt. Gilbert Price, were responsible for the operation at Talbot Street

Two lorries full of British troops hit Talbot Street in a raid on the Republican Outfitters. Price jumped off one of the lorries and ran across the road. Treacy and Price grappled on the street for the control of Price's revolver. There were revolver shots, and a fusillade from the British Troops. At the end of it, Treacy, Price and two innocent civilians lay dead. One cannot say with any degree of certainty who fired at whom, and who killed whom. Treacy is said to have fired at the soldiers, they fired back , killing Treacy, Price and two innocent bystanders.

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1921 Apr 22 An odd item in the Irish Independent states that his father Henry Price was claiming compensation, but the claim was late, because he only heard accidentally about his son's death in Jan 1921. He asked the military for evidence of his son's death, it was refused. The recorder allowed the case to stand.

The grave is recognised by CWGC

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