PREECE Francis J
Regiment : 13th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Service number : 28667
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds on 22nd March 1918
Buried : Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, France, Panel 40 and 41.
Birthplace : Malvern Link, Worcestershire, enlisted Campden, Gloucestershire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.)
Additional information on the memorial: Gloucestershire Regiment
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:
Francis Preece has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Pozieres Memorial.