The memorial plaque to two Preston sons who died in wars (in St. Alkelda's Church, Giggleswick).
To the Glory of God
and in Loving Memory of the two sons of John Preston of Mearbeck and Elizabeth Mary his wife, daughter of John Proctor of Long Preston.
John Starkie PRESTON, their elder son, 2nd Lieut: 1st Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regt.) after fighting at Stormberg and elsewhere in the South African War yielded up his life for his Queen and Country at Dewetsdorp the 27th June 1900. Aged 21 years.
Thomas Haworth PRESTON, their younger son, Captain 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regt., fought in South Africa mentioned in Despatches. Later he served in India and formed one of the Expeditionary Force to France in August 1914 He was present at the battles of Le Cateau, the Aisne and the Marne, and was killed in action by the Germans near Ploesteert in Flanders the 17th November 1914. Aged 33 years.
Data transcribed by Patricia Hayward from photography by Colin Hinson