SSNS Home > Senior Years > Curricula 9-12 > Grade 11 > Canadian History > Remembrance Day > Normandy Soldiers > Preston


Lee Irwin Preston


Preston, Lee Irwin, Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan. Military Service: Trooper, 1st Hussars, 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment, murdered after capture on 11 June 1944 along the road to Le Mesnil-Patry by SS troopers, 7th Company, 2nd Panzer Grenadier Battalion, commanded by Major Bernhard Siebken. The 2nd Bn. was part of the 26th Panzer Regiment, commanded by SS Lieutenant Colonel Wilhelm Mohnke, which was in turn part of the 12th SS Panzer Division, “Hitler Youth”. See PRU, File 41-58504 and Conduct Unbecoming, 112-113.

Additional Biographical Information: See Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, France. Grave Reference: III.D.10.