|Unit||8th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Service||Australian Imperial Force|
|Conflict/Operation||First World War, 1914-1918|
|Conflict Eligibility Date||First World War, 1914-1921|
|Date of Death||18 August 1916|
|Place of Death||France|
|Age at Death||21|
|Place of Association||Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Cemetery or Memorial Details||Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France|
|Source||AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army|
Roll of Honour Alexander Charles Preston
Location on the Roll of Honour
Alexander Charles Preston's name is located at panel 54 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).
Roll of Honour circular
For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.
View circular (0 B PDF file)
Personal Service Records
For information about obtaining service records please see National Archives of Australia - Personal service records .
The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.
Roll of Honour name projection
Alexander Charles Preston's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:
- Fri 24 February 2023 at 9:38pm
- Wed 17 May 2023 at 8:24pm
These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.