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Herbert Walter PRESTON

Regimental number1376
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Address516 Lydiard Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rose H Preston, C/o Mrs Fetherston, Sebastopol, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 December 1957
Age at death65
Place of burialBallarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria

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