James Thomas Preston (1914 - 1944)

James Thomas Preston
1914 - 1944
updated February 06, 2019
James Thomas Preston was born c. 1914. He died on January 4, 1944 at 30 years old.
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James Thomas Preston
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Preston
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Bari War Cemetery Xv. B. 5., in Italy
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Service number: 2386113
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Corps Of Signals

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James Thomas Preston died on January 4, 1944 at 30 years old. He was buried in Bari War Cemetery Xv. B. 5., Italy. He was born c. 1914. We have no information about James's immediate family.
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In 1914, in the year that James Thomas Preston was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1921, at the age of just 7 years old, James was alive when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1923, when he was just 9 years old, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

In 1933, at the age of 19 years old, James was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1944, in the year of James Thomas Preston's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

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Other James Prestons

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Unknown - Unknown
1893 - Nov 22, 1916
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946

Other Prestons

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
Unknown - May 20, 1917
Unknown - Jun 28, 1917
c. 1881 - Jul 19, 1917
Unknown - May 8, 1915
c. 1895 - Apr 9, 1918

Other Bios

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
Unknown - May 20, 1917
Unknown - Jun 28, 1917
c. 1881 - Jul 19, 1917
Unknown - May 8, 1915
c. 1895 - Apr 9, 1918
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