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Forename(s): James Herbert
Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire
Service No: 24692
Regiment / Corps / Service: New Zealand Military Forces
Battalion / Unit: Home Service Section
Date of Death: 1916-12-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Block 93. Plot 6. (C. of E. Portion.).
CWGC Cemetery: ASHBURTON CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
James Herbert Preston was the son of Robert and Ann Preston, née Finister. Robert was born at Gargrave and Ann at Husthwaite, Yorkshire.
1871 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: High Street - James Preston, aged 9 years, born Gargrave, son of Robt and Annie Preston.
1881 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: High Street - James H. Preston, aged 19 years, born Gargrave, son of Robert and Annie Preston.
James was married to Dorothy Snowden, 23 October 1895, at Kings, New York, U.S.A.
1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: Back High Street - James H. Preston, aged 39 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, husband of Dorothy Preston.
1911 Garston, Lancashire Census: 1, Russell Place - James Herbt Preston, aged 49 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, husband of Dorothy Preston.
New Zealand service records: https://www.govt.nz/browse/history-culture-and-heritage/nz-history/get-a-copy-of-a-ww1-service-record/
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:
PRESTON, Sergeant James Herbert, aged 55, son of Mr. R. Preston, Park House, [Gargrave], died following accident, New Zealand, Dec. 27, 1916.
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Sergeant James Herbert PRESTON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: New Zealand Military Forces
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