Private Douglas Frank Preston, 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment, died of wounds on the 16th September 1916, aged 28. He enlisted on the 5th September 1914 at Westminster, joining a cavalry regiment, before transferring to the East Surreys and arrived in France on the 20th July 1915.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorials at St Andrew's Church, Catford.
He was the brother of Florence Huggins of 65 Broadfield Road, Catford. He was born in Rotherhithe and prior to the war he was a restaurant waiter.
Contributed By: Kevin Loughnane
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