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John Samuel PRESTON

Regimental number2750
Place of birthDalkeith Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressEmerald, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Layton Preston, Blair Athol, Central Queensland
Enlistment date4 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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