Second Lieutenant Alfred Owen Challoner Pryce

  • 1883 – 1918
  • Killed in action 14 April 1918 aged 34
  • Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
  • Born 15 October 1883
  • Father CA Pryce Esq, East St Helen’s St, Abingdon
  • Attended Abingdon School 1894 to 1902
  • Solicitor
  • The photograph shows Pryce in the 1903 Old Abingdonian athletics team

From The Abingdonian December 1916

PRYCE – TOUGH – On Dec. 2, at S. Nicholas Church, Sutton, Lancashire, by the Rev. W. E. Colegrove M.A. Alfred Owen Challenor Pryce, only son of Charles Alfred Pryce of Abingdon, to Cissy Kerr, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Tough of Aberdeen and Leith.

From The Abingdonian March 1917

Lieut AOC Pryce who went through the Gallipoli Campaign as a member of the RNVR is now stationed with his Scottish Regiment in Ireland.

From The Abingdonian July 1918

PRYCE – Killed in action in France on the 14th April, Alfred Owen Challenor Pryce, Lieutenant 8th Cameronians, aged 34. Lieut. Pryce joined the School in September 1894. He possessed considerable Classical ability and was also prominent among his contemporaries as an athlete, more especially as a runner. He adopted Law as a profession and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1907. On the retirement of Mr W. J. Sedgefield he was appointed clerk to the Abingdon Borough Justices; he was also clerk to the Joint Burial Committee and to Sutton Bridge Company, and was Deputy-Registrar of Abingdon County Court. He had also done useful service in various honorary capacities, including that of hon. secretary to the Abingdon Fire Brigade, of which he had been for some years a member. On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Abingdon School in June, 1913, he acted as hon. secretary to the Celebration Committee. He enlisted in the Royal Naval Division at the end of 1914, and served with the expedition to GaIlipoli, where he was wounded shortly before the evacuation. He subsequently received a commission in the Scottish Rifles, and after being stationed with his regiment in Ireland and Scotland he left for France quite recently. Lieut. Pryce married in December 1916, Miss C. K. Tough youngest daughter of the late Mr. Alexander Tough, of Aberdeen and Leith.