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Second Lieutenant William Carter Preston WW1

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Barnaby Report 4 Mar 2014 13:58

Second Lieutenant William Carter Preston 8th Battalion Border Regiment 1914-1918 sadly killed in action Flanders France 1918
I am searching for any photo's of the 8th Battalion Border Regiment
I would love to have a photo of William and also the rest of William family.
Did any of your family have any photos taken with William


Sylvia Report 4 Mar 2014 15:36

Hi David. when and where was William born please.


Porkie_Pie Report 4 Mar 2014 15:55

For info

Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:10/04/1918Age:24Regiment/Service:Border Regiment 8th Bn. Panel ReferencePanel 6.MemorialPLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Additional Information:

Son of Thomas and Sara Ann Preston, of The Fold, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Westmorland



Porkie_Pie Report 4 Mar 2014 16:01

Have you searched the national archives for his service record?

use this link



Porkie_Pie Report 4 Mar 2014 16:10

His medal card is on TNA

He was a Ranker, Worked his way up from Private to gain a commision

Reference: WO 372/16/78023


Medal card of Preston, William Carter
Corps Regiment No Rank
Royal Lancaster 13991 Private Acting Lance Corporal
Border Regiment Second Lieutenant
Date: 1914-1920
Held by: The National Archives, Kew



Barnaby Report 4 Mar 2014 17:03

Hi Roy
Thanks for your help this is the first time I have made any replies with all this new info I will send for Williams Record from The National Archives, Kew and give all your info

Many Thanks again

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 4 Mar 2014 17:41

This is the reference for his Officers file at the National Archives

WO 339/90804


Barnaby Report 4 Mar 2014 17:57

Thank you annielaurie
fantastic help



Kucinta Report 4 Mar 2014 18:42

Name: William Carter Preston
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 10 Jun 1894
Christening Place: Sawrey, Lancashire, England
Father's Name: Thomas Preston
Mother's name: Sarah

Census 1911:

Address: The Fold Farm Far Sawrey Windermere County: Lancashire

PRESTON, Thomas Head M 51 1860 Farmer Sawrey Claife
PRESTON, Sarah Ann Wife F 51 1860 Rochdale Lanc
PRESTON, Thomas Nuttall Son Single M 20 1891 Farmer Son Working On Farm Far Sawrey Claife
PRESTON, Ellen Daughter Single F 18 1893 Apprentice To Dressmaking Far Sawrey Claife
PRESTON, William Carter Son Single M 17 1894 Student Architect Far Sawrey Claife<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
PRESTON, Hilda May Daughter F 14 1897 Far Sawrey Claife
PRESTON, Elizabeth Daughter F 13 1898 School Far Sawrey Claife
PRESTON, Robert Henry Son M 12 1899 School Far Sawrey Claife
PRESTON, Edward Son M 11 1900 School Far Sawrey Claife


Eringobragh1916 Report 5 Mar 2014 00:30

David ..Have sent you a PM (Personal Message) with some details of a letter written by is copyright cant post here...

also check out the following...may be of interest....


Barnaby Report 5 Mar 2014 06:46

Dear Eringobragh
Thank you very much for contacting and sending me the letter William sent to Mrs Rees and her family It's probably the last letter William wrote.
What I have been told by family members (one aged 96) that William was a very caring person and was and still loved and remembered today by all of his family.
We owe so much to these brave men who serve and protect all nations from repression we will never forget them for their sacrifice.

God Bless you

PS Sorry I am not used to this do you know how I can delete the first message I sent


Porkie_Pie Report 5 Mar 2014 07:55

David, Do you mean delete this thread?

or a (PM) personal message?

Once you send a PM you can delete it from your sent messages but it will stay in the recipient inbox for them to read.

To delete any sent or recieved message then to the left of the message is a square box, click on the box to add a tick, then click on delete located next to where it says (move to folder) along the top of your messages

If you want to delete the thread then it's best if you (don't) because more info could be found and you may find that at a later date you may want to ask for further help with this man and by deleteing this members would then need to start searching again and so duplicating what has alsready been found.

To find this thread in the future, On the left of the page under Tools is "My Threads" click on that and you will find all the threads you have started and any you have added to,

To delete a thread then just click on "Delete" located at the top of your ( OP)opening post

David............Report.......Edit>>>>>>>Delete<<<<<5 Mar 2014 07:55



Barnaby Report 5 Mar 2014 12:05

Thanks Roy for all your help

I will give it a try