Lieutenant James Henry Preston
Indian Labour Corps
Attached to Kings Liverpool Regiment
Died 11th January 1919, aged 40
Lived at 16 Bassnett Street
Buried in Longholme Wesleyan Chapelyard, Rawtenstall, UK
Burnley Express 15th January 1919
Commemorated on
Colne Road Wesleyan Chapel Memorial

I am the great nephew of the above man. He was one of two brothers. The other brother John Edward was unfit for service because of poor eye sight.
James Henry died in 1919 of meningitis and as you correctly record he is buried in Rawtenstall. My father Arthur Preston when he was alive (1913-1998) said that he could remember on Uncle James death bed he was taken in to see U. James and that James referred to dad as “ little memsab”. This reflected James time in India pre war.
In late 1918 and 1919 he was staying at my grandfather’s house John Edward and was nursed by my grandmother Grace

(Courtesy of Rick Preston)




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