H. J. Preston
Service no. 2462
Lance Corporal, London Regiment, 1st/24th Battalion
Killed in action on 26 May 1915, aged 24
CWGC: “Son of William and Ellen Preston, of 33, Stockwell Rd., Clapham, London.”
Remembered at Le Touret Memorial, France
Information from the 1911 census
Henry John Preston was the son of William and Ellen Preston. The 1911 census lists William, aged 49, a soda water bottler, and Ellen Preston, 46, both from St Pancras, north London living in three rooms at 37 Stockwell Road. A married couple had a further four rooms in the house. They had seven children, three of them at that address. We have not identified Henry John Preston in the 1911 census.
In 1901 the Preston family lived at 20 Dorset Street, Littlehamton, West Sussex.