We remember William James Preston

We remember William James Preston

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Timeline

Timeline

1892
birth Burntwood, Staffordshire United Kingdom Source:6646154 1892
1911
dates Age 18 Source:6646154 1911
1911
employment Driver Denaby Main Colliery Company Denaby Main United Kingdom Source:6646154 1911 - 1914
1916
dates Age 24 Source:6646852 1st July 1916
service British Army Private 1993 Yorkshire Light Infantry Source:3589795
service British Army Private 1993 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Source:7461404
1916
death Killed in Action Killed in action along with 19 other soldiers of his battalion at Black Horse Bridge, Aveluy Wood. Black Horse Bridge, Aveluy Wood France Source:7461404 Source:6646859 1st July 1916
burial Thiepval Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme France Source:7461404

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William James
Initials WJ
Last Name Preston
Source 6646115
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 1993 Yorkshire Light Infantry Private
British Army 1993 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Private
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Emma Elizabeth Littler mother
James Preston father
Religion
DateReligionSource
1892-09-25 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1

External Evidence

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1911 England Census Phil39335
Memorial Certificate Phil39335
British Army War Diaries, 1914-1922 Phil39335

Multimedia

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William James Preston - Private KOYLI Phil39335
William James Preston - Baptism Record, 1892 Phil39335
W J Preston - commemorated at Thiepval Memorial Phil39335

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