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Neville Priestner

Rank:CorporalNumber:40219*
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Labour Corps
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Dublin Fusiliers*
Died:20/03/1918Age:37
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Vlamertinghe New Cemetery, Ypres
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1881 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/178,
the second son of James & Annie Magdalene Priestner (nee Wayne).

1881 Census - 12 Hamilton Terrace, Bowdon (the last dwelling next to Sale
Cottages).   Son - aged: 3 months - born: Bowdon.    Head of household -
James Priestner - Married - aged: 30 - occ: Joiner - born: Altrincham.  
Also - Annie Priestner - Wife - aged: 26 - born: Lytham, Lancashire.   Plus
2 elder siblings.

1891 Census - Hamilton Terrace (12?) next to Primrose Cottages, Bowdon.   
Son - (listed as Melville Priestner) - aged: 10 - born: Bowdon.    Head of
household - James Priestner - Married - aged: 40 - occ: Joiner - born:
Altrincham.   Also - Annie Priestner - Wife - aged: 36 - born: Lytham,
Lancashire.   Plus 5 siblings.

His father - James, died 08/08/1896, aged: 45 years.

1901 Census - Hamilton Terrace (12?) next to Eaton Terrace, Bowdon.  Son -
aged: 20 - occ: Upholsterer - born: Bowdon.    Head of household - Annie
Priestner - Wife - aged: 46 - born: Lytham, Lancashire.   Plus 6 siblings,
including his youngest brother - Arthur who also died as a result of WW1.

1911 Census - York Avenue (52?) Bowdon.   Son - aged: 30 - occ: Upholsterer
- born: Bowdon.   Head of household - Annie Priestner - Wife - aged: 56 -
born: Lytham, Lancashire.   Plus 2 siblings, that included his youngest
brother - Arthur who also died as a result of WW1.

Married Eveline Fletcher during the March quarter 1916 in the Bucklow R.D.
- ref: 8a/381.

Formerly 21941 - North Staffordshire Rgt.   SDGW lists his number as
426727.    His MIC states that his Labour Corps number was 426727.  Awarded
only the BWM & the VM.

Killed instantly by a shell burst.   His death was reported in the
29/03/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.    See also the 05/04/1918
edition of the local newspaper.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in St. Mary's, Bowdon. Grave
No. 3484.   His father - James, died 08/08/1896, aged: 45 years and his
mother, Annie Magdeline Preistner died, 08/01/1932, aged: 76 years.

Annie Magdeline Priestner's parents were William Wayne of Bowdon who died,
20/05/1883, aged: 65 years and Ann Wayne, who died: 28/04/1884, aged: 63
years.

His brother Arthur died 03/12/1920, aged: 24 years and is buried at St.
Mary's P.C. Bowdon.

His mother - Annie Magdeline Priestner, received financial support from the
"John Sington Fund".
 
The John Sington Fund - John Sington was the son of Adolphus Sington, a
Jewish Prussian shipping merchant who came to Britain and in 1845 became a
naturalised citizen.   Adolphus had his own company, involved originally in
the production of linen and cotton, and later the import and export of
machinery for the cotton industry.  John and at least one of his brothers
worked in their father's business in Princess Street, Manchester.

In 1885 John married Mildred Campbell Maclure, daughter of Sir John William
Maclure, Bt., who became MP for Stretford the following year.  John and
Mildred had two sons, Alan John Campbell Sington and Edward Claude Sington.
 In 1914 both sons enlisted in the British Army, and their father is listed
in The Gazette in 1915 as Major John Sington, Royal Engineers Territorial
Force Reserve.   In 1909 the Sington family moved from Whalley Range to
Dunham House, on Charcoal Road, Dunham.


Memorials found on:
St. Mary's (Bowdon)St. Peter's (Hale)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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