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Herbert James Preston (Australia) and Reginald G. Preston (england)

Herbert James Preston (Australia) and Reginald G. Preston (england)

Posted: 11 May 2011 3:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: PRESTON, KING
Herbert was the father of my grandmother Mabel Lurline Preston who married Roy King in Australia in 1913.
I don't know where Reginal G. Preston fits in - think its Herbert's father as I have a German Beer Stein engraved 1890.
Any links I'd really appreciate. I'm on ancestry under Edgley Family Tree. Thanks.

Re: Herbert James Preston (Australia) and Reginald G. Preston (england)

Posted: 27 Oct 2012 10:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Preston, King
Roy and Mabel were my great grand parents through Winifred (Bubbles).

I've just started to track down the family, but my mother (Pauline Rothwell, nee Dobson) tells me that when they were living in NSW in 1947, it was Herbert who sat them down to tell them of his son-in-law Roy's death - she would only have know Roy a few months since they arrived in Australia in Nov 1946 and all she recalls was that he coughed his lungs up - she thinks he was gassed in the trenches in WWI.

I've attached his medal record from service in the Royal Horse Artillery.

Apparently Roy and Mabel's wedding was spectacular - quite the society event.
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