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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 17/01/1886 The Hague, Netherlands. d. 13/04/1918 Vieux-Berquin, France.

 

He was born at The Hague and educated at Shrewsbury School. He was a married man, originally from Montgomeryshire. He originally served with the Gloucestershire Regiment and transferred to the Grenadier Guards.

 

Pryce was 32 years old and an acting captain in the 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards, British Army, (S.R.) during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 11 April 1918 at Vieux-Berquin, France, Captain Pryce led two platoons in a successful attack on a village. Early next day he was occupying a position with some 40 men, the rest having become casualties. He beat off four enemy attacks during the day, but by evening the enemy were within 60 yards of his trench. A bayonet charge led by Captain Pryce drove them back some 100 yards, but he had only 17 men left with no ammunition when yet another attack came. He again led a bayonet charge and was last seen engaged in a fierce hand-to-hand struggle against overwhelming odds.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: GRENADIER GUARDS RHQ, LONDON.

BURIAL PLACE: NO KNOWN GRAVE - ON PLOEGSTREERT MEMORIAL. PANEL 1.

 

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Thomas Tannatt Pryce

VC, MC*

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Shrewsbury School Memorial

War Illustrated, 13th May 1916

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22nd May 1918

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