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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 15/1563
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 15th (Service) Battalion. (1st Leeds)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-21
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. A. 17.
CWGC Cemetery: GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Arthur Preston was the son of Arthur and Margaret Preston, née Whitham. Arthur, senior, was born at Stanton Lees, Derbyshire and Margaret at Skipton, Yorkshire.
1881 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 22, Russell Street - Arthur Preston, aged 9 months, born Skipton, son of Arthur and Margaret Preston.
1891 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: 60, Windermere Road - Arthur Preston, aged 10 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Arthur and Margaret Preston.
1901 Halton, Lancashire Census: New Street - Arthur Preston, aged 20 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Arthur and Margaret Preston.
1911 Halton, Lancashire: 12, New Street - Arthur Preston, junior, aged 30 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Arthur and Margaret Preston.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Arthur Preston, 15/1563, West Yorkshire Regiment.
The 15th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals, were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Battalion on the 7 December 1917.
Arthur is commemorated on the Halton & Aughton War Memorial, Lancashire.
Photograph courtesy of the ‘Lancaster Military Heritage Group’ website.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Arthur PRESTON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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