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Richard PRESTON

Regimental number1065
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlenalbyn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rachael Preston, Glenalbyn, Victoria
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate given on Nominal Roll as 25-26 April 1915.
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Artillery Road Plot 16), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John PRESTON; husband of R.C. PRESTON, Glen Albyn, Victoria. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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