Long Preston War Memorial


Private Walter BOLTON (West Riding Regiment)
Gunner George Henry BUTT (Royal Horse Artillery)

Private Wilfred BUTT (West Riding Regiment) 
Sapper Alfred Percy COOPER (Royal Engineers)
Driver Harry EVANS (Australian Field Artillery)
Private Leonard FOSTER (Machine Gun Corps)
L/Corporal John HITCHIN (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) xxx
Lieutenant John Robinson JACKMAN (Royal Air Force) xxxx
Private William METCALFE (West Riding Regiment) 
Private John Gerald MITCHELL (West Riding Regiment)
Private Geoffrey Hugo TAYLOR (West Riding Regiment)
Private Joe WALKER (East Yorkshire Regiment)
L/Corporal William WARD (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Gunner Herbert WATSON (Royal Garrison Artillery)
Private James Cleave Todd WOOLER (Royal Fusiliers)






Long Preston Village Hall


Lance Corporal Walter BOLTON Duke of Wellington’s Regt

Son of Mr Mrs Bolton, Long Preston, died of pneumonia in India 23rd November 1918

Gunner George Henry BUTT Royal Field Artillery

Son of Mr Mrs Butt, Mason Street, Long Preston, killed in action 7th September 1916 aged 21 years.

Private Wilfred BUTT Duke of Wellington’s Regt

Son of Mr Mrs F Butt, Main Street, Long Preston, died in hospital in France 1st August 1918.

Sapper A. Percy COOPER Royal Engineers

Of Long Preston, died in hospital in Alexandria from dysentery 6th November 1918.

Driver H. EVANS Australian Artillery

Formerly of Long Preston, died of fever at Alexandria September 1915.

Private Leonard FOSTER Machine Gun Corps

Of Long Preston, killed in action 21st November 1918.  Aged 26 years.

Private G.H. TAYLOR Duke of Wellington’s Regt

Of Nook Cottage, Long Preston, killed in action 4th December 1915. Aged 19 years.

Private Joseph WALKER Duke of Wellington’s Regt

Son of Mr Mrs D Walker, Hewitt House, Long Preston, killed in action 25th September 1916.  Aged 24 years.

Private William METCALFE Duke of Wellington’s Regt

Late of Long Preston, died of wounds November 1917.

Lance Corporal John Gerald MITCHELL Duke of Wellington’s Regt

Son of Mr W Mitchell, Stationmaster, Long Preston, killed in action 20th July 1918.

Lance Corporal John Henry HITCHIN Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Son of Mr Mrs Hitchin, Prospect House, Long Preston, torpedoed on board HMS Aragon off the coast of Egypt 30th December 1917.

Lieutenant J.R. JACKMAN Royal Air Force  

Only son of Mr Mrs Joseph Jackman, Hughenden, Long Preston, reported missing June 17th 1918 since presumed killed.  Educated at Sedbergh, he was in business with his father as a wool merchant when the war broke out.  He volunteered and joined Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment, going to France in April 1915.  He was transferred to RFC in 1917.

Lance Corporal William WARD West Yorks.

Headmaster of Long Preston Endowed School, killed in action 27th June 1918.

Gunner Herbert WATSON Royal Garrison Artillery

Son of Mrs Watson, Long Preston, died of pneumonia at Birmingham 25th March 1917.  Aged 38 years.

Private James WOOLER Royal Fusiliers

Son of Mrs Whitehead, Long Preston, killed in action 14th September 1918.  Aged 20 Years.

Long Preston War Memorial

Members who have an interest in the Long Preston
area should also view the Delves’ Collection which 
can be found under our Gallery menu item.

To the glory of god & hallowed Memory of the men of this parish who laid down their lives for King and country
in the great war.
1914 ~ 1918
They won the victors crown in many lands afar they rest at home their token stands.

John R. Jackman
Harry Evans
John H. Hitchin
Geoffrey H. Taylor
Wilfred Butt
William Metcalf
Leonard Foster
George H. Butt

Joe Walker
Walter Bolton
William Ward
Herbert Watson
James C.T. Wooler
Alfred P. Cooper
J. Gerald Mitchell

1939 ~ 1945
Hammond Craven
Thomas E. Dawson
John A. Loveridge
Fred Procter