Henry Edward Ernest PREECE


PREECE, Henry Edward Ernest

Service Number: 952
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Lineman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row L, Grave 8
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 952, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 952, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 952, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was 47 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW

Son of Frederick William Preece and Emilie (Amelia) Preece nee Vogler of Ozone Street, Cronulla, NSW. Brother of Hubert Alfred Preece who reeturned to Australia on 2 June 1919 having served with the Army Service Corps.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal