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216   Rifleman Charles Preston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 18th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/01/1871
Died: 27/11/1915 (Home)
Age: 44
Summary      
Charles Preston was born on 6th January 1870 in Clabby, County Fermanagh. The 1911 census lists Charles as age 40 living with his wife Mary Jane and family at house 43 in Seskinore, Omagh, County Tyrone. Charles was a general labourer. Charles enlisted at Finner Camp, County Donegal. He was living in the Omagh at the time. Private Charles Preston was serving with the 18th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died at home on Saturday 27th Nov 1915. Private Charles Preston is buried in Seskinore, Omagh, County Tyrone.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Seskinore Church Of Ireland Churchyard
  Fintona, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: North of Church
CWGC Casualty 661765
Summary      
There is one Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here. The Seskinore Chapel of Ease was built as a private chapel for the use of the McClintock family and their workers. It was used as their burial grounds.
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Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 18
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1 1901 Census lists Preston family Does not list Charles as living with the family at house 1 in Drumragh, Caldwell, Loughmuck, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Preston family Lists Charles as age 40 living with his family at house 43 in Seskinore, Tyrone
3 Facebook - War Graves Ulster Project Photo of Charles Preston's grave
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Charles Preston's s grave can be purchased here
5 War-related Graves in Tyrone Cause of Death: Died of Suffocation at Seskinore, County Tyrone (Accidental fire)
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