PREECE Francis J
Conflict : WW1
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Additional information on the memorial: Gloucestershire Regiment
Lance Corporal Francis George Preece
13th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Service No 28667
Born Malvern Link, Worcestershire, enlisted Campden, Gloucestershire
Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.)
Died of wounds on 22nd March 1918
Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, France, Panel 40 and 41.
Gloucesters. D.C.M. Manager of Campden Gas Works. Died March 22nd 1918 of wounds.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
A photograph of Lance Corporal F.G. Preece of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 4th May 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives. The same supplement has photographs of his two brothers, Private L.D. Preece and Private F.J. Preece.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: