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Preston, George

George Struthers Preston (my greatgrandfather) was born  on the 24th of May 1886. George married a woman called Jeanie they both emigrated to Toronto some time before 1915. In Toronto they lived at 150 1/2 Queen Street. George worked as a House Painter. On the 28th of July 1915 George joined the 58th battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was killed at Vimy in France on the 8th of October 1916. His wife and baby daughter (my Grandmother) moved back to Edinburgh (lawnmarket) shortly after this.

My grandmother Lily Callaghan nee Preston lived her whole life (bar her first canadian year) in and around Edinburgh her latter year in the cannongate. She always wondered about her family that remained in Canada. Georges brother and nephew also emigated to canada at about the same time as him. It look very likely that we will never know what became of them.

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