I believe my great grandfather Thomas Price may have served in the Boer War.
In September 1914 he embarked for Egypt as PVT 2519 Thomas Price of the 1/8th Lancashire Fusiliers.
Sadly he dies on 8/4/15 and his service records do not remain from WW1.
I believe the fact he was one of the first sent to fight and his low service number indicates previous military experience.
I can not find him on the 1901 Census although he is there in 1881 and 1911.
His brother John Price b 1883 was in service based in Portland Dorset in 1901.
Is it likely that Thomas was away on active service around 1901 ????
Any advice greatly appreciated