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James Wood Preston was born in Ballarat but enlisted from Sebastapol on 8th July 1915. He was an unmarried 23 year old photographer. He was posted to 8th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 4563. He was promoted to Lance Corporeal, and later transferred to the 58th Infantry Battalion. He was killed in action in the Gueudecourt area on 22nd November 1916, and his name is on Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
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