When I do a basic search for Howell-Price in Army records, entries for Owen, Richmond, Frederick and Philip appear, but not their brother David, who served in the South African war.

I have tried being more specific with name and category and less specific, but cannot find anything about David Howell-Price. 

Can anyone help?

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Comment by Lyn Smith on April 29, 2014 at 21:02


Which two listings did you mean? Do you mean the Rex v David Clayton H-P files?

There are so many of them! One which is digitised is 34 pages, all about whether the banks can be held responsible for cheques David cashed, which were made out to other people. I don't want THAT much detail!


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on April 29, 2014 at 21:09

Lyn,  There were two listings for David HOWELL PRICE - I think both may have been in 1917

I didnt realize one of them was already online - must have missed that - I dont think the other one is online yet and may contain more information but it would not be about his Boer War Service but probably details about Court cases etc.

Have you ever contacted the War Memorial to see if they have any more information on David?


Comment by Lyn Smith on April 29, 2014 at 21:11


Isn't Trove wonderful!

David seems to have fallen far from his high-flying lifestyle: divorce, bankruptcy, isolation from his daughter, disgrace. At least his death notice acknowledged him as "beloved eldest son". He paid for his crime, I think.

... and his 3 youngest brothers paid with their lives for something, I'm not sure what!


Comment by Lyn Smith on April 29, 2014 at 21:16


The War Memorial only seems to have that nominal roll entry for David. They have lots about the other brothers, including the brothers' story.

Their mother donated some material, including lots of photos and John's medals, to the War Memorial.


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on April 29, 2014 at 21:22

Lyn,   My husband was looking at the link I found for the fathers photo and details of the brothers

He was very interested to check them all out as he is a war buff

Yes I am not sure why men go to war and so many lose their lives and his brothers were so young

I am pleased that at least one of them lived to be 90

It is lovely that their mother donated all this info & photos as they should always be remembered

My husband thought the photos and information on the brothers was amazing


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on April 29, 2014 at 21:27

Lyn,  Have you seen this site which mentions info about 3rd NSW regiment that David was in?



Comment by Lyn Smith on April 29, 2014 at 22:09

Thanks, Elizabeth,

I'm more interested in his personal exploits - the legit ones!



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