Ellis Price's Story.Birkenhead News 01 December 1917
HESWALL SOLDIER KILLED BY A SHELL.
Mrs. Nevitt, Fir Cottage, Thurstaston Road, received word from the War Office on Tuesday that her only son, aged 25 years, had been killed whilst fighting in France. Sapper Ellis Price Nevitt joined the Wirral Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment in September, 1914, being afterwards transferred to the Royal Engineers. Sapper Nevitt as a boy, attended the Church school, and Mr. Shaw, the master, has sent to Mrs. Nevitt a kindly letter of sincere sympathy. The deceased Sapper was a member of the Parish Church choir and the Church Lads’ Brigade. His father was until his death the village postman. Mrs. Nevitt has received a letter from Second-Lieutenant R. H. Deacon, of the Royal Engineers, stating that he was killed by a enemy shell and that his death was instantaneous. His body was removed to a British Military cemetery, where he was buried in the presence of his comrades by an Army chaplain. He was a brave and splendid worker and a favourite with all ranks. A sad feature about his death was that his sister had written to his officer requesting him to grant leave to her brother on account of her wedding, which took place last week, and the answer she received was a letter notifying his death.