Preston, George Welburn

BORN BRIDLINGTON 1893. ELDEST SON OF GEORGE PRESTON. HIS FATHER WAS A MASTER STONEMASON. HE MARRIED HILDA MARTON, IN 1914 JUST BEFORE WAR STARTED. HIS WIFE HILDA PRESTON LIVED AT THIS ADDRESS. HIS WIFE WAS THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF DAVID MALTON, MINSTER MOORGATE, BEVERLEY. BEFORE THE WAR GEORGE WORKED IN BEVERLEY AS A LOCAL JOURNALIST FOR THE HULL HERALD. HE HAD JUST RETURNED FORM HOME LEAVE TWO MONTHS AGO, WHEN HE WAS INJURED AND DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 21/09/1917, AGED 24.

HE LEFT A WIDOW AND TWO YEAR OLD CHILD. GEORGE PRESTON IS LISTED ON THE WENLOCK BARRACKS ROH. WAS ATTACHED TO THE 1/5TH BORDER REG WHEN KILLED. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 26TH SEPTEMBER 1917.

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First name:
GEORGE WELBURN
Military Number:
390338
Rank:
Private
Date Died
21/09/1917
Place died:
Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
24
24 MINSTER MOORGATE, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK