James Herbert Preston (1868 - 1916)

James Herbert Preston
1868 - 1916
updated February 06, 2019
James Herbert Preston was born c. 1868. He died on December 27, 1916 at age 48.
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James Herbert Preston
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Herbert
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Preston
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Ashburton Cemetery Block 93. Plot 6. (c. Of E. Portion.)., in New Zealand
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Service number: 24692
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: New Zealand Military Forces
Unit/ship/squadron: Home Service Section.

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James Herbert Preston died on December 27, 1916 at 48 years old. He was buried in Ashburton Cemetery Block 93. Plot 6. (c. Of E. Portion.)., New Zealand. He was born c. 1868. We are unaware of information about James's surviving family.
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In 1868, in the year that James Herbert Preston was born, on January 9th, Great Britain ended the practice of transporting its prisoners to Australia. It ended with the arrival of the convict ship Hougoumont in Western Australia. The trip took 89 days and there were 62 Fenians - people fighting for a free Ireland - among the transportees.

In 1879, when he was merely 11 years old, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1884, at the age of 16 years old, James was alive when on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1895, by the time he was 27 years old, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1916, in the year of James Herbert Preston's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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Other James Prestons

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Unknown - Unknown
1893 - Nov 22, 1916
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946
c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944
c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917
c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944

Other Prestons

c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917
c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917
c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946
1893 - Nov 22, 1916
c. 1915 - Jun 9, 1940
Unknown - Apr 9, 1916
c. 1910 - Oct 29, 1940
Unknown - Mar 24, 1917
c. 1882 - May 5, 1916
c. 1897 - Jun 6, 1915
c. 1894 - Mar 30, 1918
c. 1883 - Nov 23, 1916
c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
Unknown - Sep 6, 1916
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1898 - Apr 11, 1918
Unknown - Aug 18, 1918

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c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917
c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917
c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946
1893 - Nov 22, 1916
c. 1915 - Jun 9, 1940
Unknown - Apr 9, 1916
c. 1910 - Oct 29, 1940
Unknown - Mar 24, 1917
c. 1882 - May 5, 1916
c. 1897 - Jun 6, 1915
c. 1894 - Mar 30, 1918
c. 1883 - Nov 23, 1916
c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
Unknown - Sep 6, 1916
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1898 - Apr 11, 1918
Unknown - Aug 18, 1918
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