Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Wilfred John Preston

In memory of:

Captain Wilfred John Preston

November 5, 1918

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

116th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

and Bar

Additional Information


Son of John and Jennie Preston of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 487 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XVI. B. 43.

Location:

The COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY may be approached from the A4 motorway leaving at junction Koln-Klettenberg. Follow the direction Koln-Klettenberg, turning right into the Luxemburger Strasse. At the traffic lights close to the railway crossing turn right again into the Militarring Strasse. At the second traffic lights turn left into the Oberer Komarweg, which passes under a viaduct. Turn right into the Kalscheurer Strasse. Turn right again into the first street which is the Keudenicher Strasse, this road leads to the Honinger Platz. The main entrance of 'Koln Sud Friedhof' can be seen from this Honinger Platz round- about. Entering the 'Friedhof' from the main entrance, follow the main cemetery road which leads to Cologne War Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of WILFRED JOHN PRESTON – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • The 116th Battalion – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of WILFRED JOHN PRESTON – In memory of the students from Parkdale Collegiate Institute (Toronto, Ontario), who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Biography – In memory of the students from Parkdale Collegiate Institute (Toronto, Ontario), who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Group Photo – Group Photograph of the Officers of the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion.  Published prominently in the Toronto Star on January 5th, 1918.

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