Branch: British Army
Charles was born in Derbyshire, England around 1895. He served in the British Army during World War I. In the early 1920s, he, his wife, and their two sons came to Canada. They farmed in Manitoba for a time, but it was not successful. Mrs. Preece and the two sons returned to England, and Charles came to the South Peace where he filed on S 1/2 35-73-2-W6 in February of 1929. During World War II, Charles served in the Veterans Guard of Canada, guarding prisoners near Lethbridge. After discharge, he went to Vancouver and was remarried. The Preeces had a daughter named Jennifer. Charles and his wife were killed in a car accident.
Sources: Across the Smoky p. 121