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55823: Headstone of Walter Preston

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posted on 2024-02-23, 22:48 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

The headstone of Walter James Preston (cousin of Thomas Wakelin Preston), Who on returning from fighting in the warm climate of Salonika, was posted without any extra warm clothing to the cold winter climate of Scotland. Subsequently he then caught Pneumonia and died at Crayleith Military hospital.


Editor's Comment:
Corporal 21688 Walter James Preston, Royal Field Artillery, died 6th April 1919 aged 32, and is buried in Fleckney (St. Nicholas) Churchyard.

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Subject

Preston, Walter James

Date

April 1919 - 1920

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Other

Medium

Other

Type

Other

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Antony James Preston

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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