Papers relating to John Howell-Price and the action between the SMS Greif and the HMS Alcantara

Accession Number AWM2018.785.38
Collection number PR83/088
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 42 Image/s captured
Maker Howell-Price, John
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916; 1927; 1936
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Acting Lieutenant John Howell-Price, Royal Naval Reserve. These papers relates to the action between the armed merchant cruiser HMS Alcantara and the German raider SMS Grief in the North Sea on 29 February 1916. It includes newspaper reports, a report of the account by John Howell-Price to his parents who was on the HMS Alcantara at the time of the action and items from the re-union in 1937.

This file contains:
Newspaper clipping - 'How the Alcantara Sank the Grief: A Glorious Struggle', The World's News, 13 May 1916;
Letter from John Howell Price to his parents, London, 21 May 1916 [Includes envelope];
Letter from John Howell-Price to his parents, London, [May/June 1916. Includes envelope];
The Sun, Auckland, 10 September, 1927 [Incomplete. Article on John Howell Price is found on page 26];
Letter from [Vice Admiral Thomas Erskine] Wardle To [John] Howell Price, Beaconsfield, Bucks, 3 March 1936 [includes a menu and translation of a German account of the action between the Grief and the Alcantara].

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