William was born in Wheatley and baptised at St Mary's as a six year-old in 1884. His father was Robert Price and his mother Elizabeth Price nee Dover. At the 1911 Census, William Price was head of household. He was a labourer in the brickyard. He had married Wheatley-born Eliza Mary Jane Tombs in St Mary's Church on New Year's Day, 1899. The Soldiers of Oxfordshire website has ‘Price W.' with Regimental Nos. 1490 and 15060 in the OBLI, but also with the rank of Sergeant 204583, 16213 and 12509. His Attestation papers had been signed on 10 December 1915 and he returned to civilian life on 12 February 1919.