John Prince


About John

  • Name
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Fawfieldhead, Staffordshire
  • Resided town
    Longnor Nr Buxton
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
    Stoke on Trent
  • Date of death
    September 1950
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Stone Mason

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Royal Field Artillery


John Prince was born in approximately 1890, to parents Walter, a gritstone quarryman and Lydia, nee Lomas, who had eleven children.

A Derbyshire man from Longnor near Buxton, John Prince was a stonemason before joining the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) in January 1916, having attested in Leek two months earlier.  He was posted to France with 20 Battery RFA on 25 June 1916.

In January 1917, John attended Reading War Hospital with a broken right leg as a result of being kicked by a horse.  After three months in hospital he was sent to a convalescent Hospital near Epsom.  He returned to France in July 1917, with 50 Brigade RFA.  In mid August 1917, he was compulsory transferred to the Tank Corps based at Bovington Camp, Dorset.  In January 1918, he embarked for France for a third time with 119th Reserve Brigade of the Tank Corps.  He was granted Leave to the UK in January 1919, his demobilization came through whilst at home on 28 January 1919.  He was awarded the British War and Allied Victory Medals.

It is believed that he married Edith Fernyhough in 1929, in Leek.  He died aged 60, in Stoke on Trent in 1950.

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