Francis Preston

RBS remembers 1914-1918



Francis Preston

Bank: Parr’s Bank

Place of work: Leicester branch

Died: 13 October 1915

 

Francis Preston was born in Leicester in 1894, the son of Joseph Doyle Preston, a teacher, and his wife Lorisa Goldfinch Preston. He was educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester, after which he went to work for Parr's Bank.

During the First World War Preston left his job at the bank's Leicester branch to join the army, becoming a Private in the Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action during an attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt, France, on 13 October 1915. He was 21 years old.

 

 

Leave your message of remembrance

If you want to leave a message of remembrance about this fallen member of our staff please send us an email.

Send us an email

Please note that we review every comment before publishing it to make sure that it doesn't breach our posting guidelines so it sometimes takes a day or two for your comments to appear.

Set Tab for lightbox