James Preston

(1884 - 1915)

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James Preston
1884 - 1915
Born
c. 1884
Death
September 25, 1915
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James Preston was born c. 1884. He died on September 25, 1915 at 31 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Preston
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Loos Memorial Panel 93 To 95. in France
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Service number: 13199
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn.
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James Preston passed away on September 25, 1915 at 31 years old. He was buried in Loos Memorial Panel 93 To 95., France. He was born c. 1884. We are unaware of information about James's family.

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In 1884, in the year that James Preston was born, 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 1891, James was only 7 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1893, by the time he was just 9 years old, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1902, when he was 18 years old, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1915, in the year of James Preston's passing, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

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c. 1896 - Nov 1, 1914 1896 - 1914
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c. 1902 - Nov 15, 1942 1902 - 1942
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c. 1907 - May 9, 1941 1907 - 1941
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c. 1896 - Nov 1, 1914 1896 - 1914
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c. 1868 - Sep 16, 1918 1868 - 1918
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c. 1894 - Apr 14, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1883 - Oct 18, 1918 1883 - 1918
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c. 1897 - Sep 15, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Nov 2, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1878 - Jan 11, 1919 1878 - 1919
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c. 1890 - Oct 20, 1917 1890 - 1917
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c. 1868 - Dec 27, 1916 1868 - 1916
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c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944 1922 - 1944
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Unknown - Aug 5, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944 1914 - 1944
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c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946 1918 - 1946
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1893 - Nov 22, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1915 - Jun 9, 1940 1915 - 1940
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Unknown - Apr 9, 1916 ? - 1916

Other Bios

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c. 1902 - Nov 15, 1942 1902 - 1942
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c. 1907 - May 9, 1941 1907 - 1941
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c. 1896 - Nov 1, 1914 1896 - 1914
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c. 1868 - Sep 16, 1918 1868 - 1918
Bio
c. 1894 - Apr 14, 1916 1894 - 1916
Bio
c. 1883 - Oct 18, 1918 1883 - 1918
Bio
c. 1897 - Sep 15, 1916 1897 - 1916
Bio
c. 1897 - Nov 2, 1917 1897 - 1917
Bio
c. 1878 - Jan 11, 1919 1878 - 1919
Bio
c. 1890 - Oct 20, 1917 1890 - 1917
Bio
c. 1868 - Dec 27, 1916 1868 - 1916
Bio
c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944 1922 - 1944
Bio
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917 ? - 1917
Bio
c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944 1921 - 1944
Bio
c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944 1914 - 1944
Bio
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946 1918 - 1946
Bio
1893 - Nov 22, 1916 1893 - 1916
Bio
c. 1915 - Jun 9, 1940 1915 - 1940
Bio
Unknown - Apr 9, 1916 ? - 1916
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