Howell-Price Brothers

The story of the Howell-Price Brothers is one of the most remarkable examples of a family at war. Six Howell-Price brothers served during the First World War. They were sons of a Welsh clergyman, who for many years was the vicar of St Silas’s Anglican Church in Waterloo, Sydney.

Rev John Howell-Price, c. 1914.Rev John Howell-Price, father of five brothers who fought in the First World War, c. 1914.

Rev Howell-Price was the Rector at St. Mary’s Church, Balmain from 1910 till 1915.

When war broke out in 1914, the brothers ranged in age from David, 33, to down to Richmond, 18. All the brothers except David served overseas with distinction and were highly decorated. Sadly, the three youngest brothers were all killed in action on the Western Front.

Two cousins also served in WWI, 2nd Lieutenant Leslie Winchcombe Gregory(Australian Flying Corp) and Dvr Clive Winchcombe Gregory who died at Gallipoli.


David had served in the South African War. During the First World War he remained in Australia as the adjutant of a light horse (militia) regiment.