Samuel Preston


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Reference WMO/275270

Address:

Cairnryan Cemetery

Cairnryan

DG9 1RA

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone. Wigtownshire Free Press, 21 December 1916 reported: Mr William Preston, Cairnryan, has been informed by the authorities that his son, Pte Samuel Preston, Royal Fusiliers, has been missing since 13th ult. Pte Preston is 21 years of age. Previous to enlisting in the Sportsmans Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, he was employed as a gamekeeper in Dumbartonshire. Much sympathy is extended to Mr & Mrs Preston and daughter by the people of Cairnryan, with whom Samuel was a great favourite. Any information concerning him will be gratefully received by his father. Wigtownshire Free Press, 13 December 1917: Mr William Preston, Cairnryan, has been officially informed that the Army Council, having received no further news relative to his son Pte Samuel Preston, Royal Fusiliers, who has been missing since 13 November 1916, has been regretfully constrained to conclude he is dead. [A photograph of Pte Preston is included with this item]
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..../ALSO SAMUEL PRESTON/THEIR SON WHO PAID THE/SUPREME SACRIFICE IN FRANCE/13TH NOVR 1916 AGED 21 YEARS/....

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