Wilfrid Preston (1890-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Wilfrid Preston

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

PRESTON, WILFRID. 2nd Lieutenant. 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 29.11.1890. Second son of Mr and Mrs William Preston, Hill Crest, 153 Halifax Old Road, Birkby, Huddersfield. Educated Bede College, Whitley Bay. Was a member of the firm of Messrs W. Preston and Company, woollen merchants, Station Street, Huddersfield, and of the Huddersfield Commercial Travellers Association. Was commissioned with his younger brother, Second Lieutenant HARRY PRESTON, in August 1914. Trained at Clipstone Camp. Died from wounds received in action during the Battle of the Somme on 4.7.1916. Buried BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 8.
ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.