Private George Ernest Preece (101091)

8th Bn, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 36th Brigade, 12th Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: St Matthias Malvern Link,

Burial/Commemoration: Etaples Military Cemetery

Nature of Death: Died of wounds Etaples, France 23/8/16

Age: 23

Next of Kin: Son of John and Ada Louisa Preece of High Street, Upton-on-Severn (later of Hanley Castle)

Education: Malvern Link C.E. School and Hanley Castle Grammar School

Previous Employment: Employed at Messrs Cox & Co, Warwick House

Ernest Preece, the son of Mr John Preece of High St, Upton-on-Severn, was educated at Hanley Castle Grammar School. Before the war he was employed at Messrs Cox and Painter at Warwick House. He was severely wounded had to have his right arm amputated, and his left leg was broken in two places. Mrs John Preece on hearing that her son’s condition was serious at once set off for France, but received intimation before leaving England that he had died. He was 23 last March and has two brothers serving in the army.

On the Malvern Link war memorial at St Matthias, he is known as Felix, the Worcester Catheral Roll for Worcestershire confirms a Felix Preece as a member of the Royal Fusiliers from Malvern Link.

Malvern News 2/9/16

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