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Forename(s): James Graham
Place of Birth: Askrigg, Yorkshire
Service No: 22738
Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion / Unit: 18th (Service) Battalion. (2nd South-East Lancashire)
Division: 35th Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. F. 21.
CWGC Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ASKRIGG, YORKSHIRE
James Graham Preston was the son of James and Margaret Ann Preston, née Chapman. Both parents were born at Askrigg, Yorkshire. James, junior, was the cousin of 2nd Lieutenant Bernard Grime Lodge (q.v.).
1901 Askrigg, Yorkshire Census: North side of Askrigg - James Graham Preston, aged 3 years, born Askrigg, son of James and Margaret Ann Preston.
1911 Askrigg, Yorkshire Census: West End House - James G. Preston, aged 13 years, born Askrigg, son of James and Margaret A. Preston.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James G.Preston, 165297, Royal Field Artillery, TR/3/1223, Shropshire Light Infantry & 22738, Lancashire Fusiliers.
A short biography of James is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private James Graham PRESTON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 35th Division
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