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Doctor John Prestwich - died from pneumonia at Howick, 28.8.1900 1 month 2 weeks ago #82532

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In Atherton Cemetery, the town of Atherton being 5 miles east of Wigan, and 2 miles north of Leigh.
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Dr. Prestwich's is the only ABW-related death I've found from Atherton so far. There was a brass plaque to his memory at Nottingham General Hospital which is now "missing." John Prestwich graduated from Victoria University in 1897, after studying at Owens College.
www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/27363
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JOHN PRESTWICH , MB. Ch.B.
SON OF THE ABOVE MOSES PRESTWICH
BORN MAY 16, 1873, DIED AUGUST 28, 1900,
OF PNEUMONIA WHILST ACTING AS A CIVIL SURGEON
TO HER MAJESTY'S FORCES IN THE TRANSVAAL
WAR. IS INTERRED AT HOWICK, NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA.




The rest of the inscription reads:
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IN MEMORIAM
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MOSES PRESTWICH
OF ATHERTON HOUSE
BORN FEBRUARY 26, 1838
DIED MARCH 11, 1895
ALICE PRESTWICH
WIFE OF THE ABOVE MOSES PRESTWICH
BORN NOVEMBER 8 1840
DIED MARCH 25, 1917
JANE PRESTWICH
DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
BORN JUNE 18, 1859
DIED SEPTEMBER 21, 1899
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....DEATH OF AN ATHERTON DOCTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA.—Information has been received at Atherton of the death, from pneumonia, of Dr John Prestwich, son of the late Moses Prestwich, nut and bolt manufacturer, of Bag Lane, who went out to South Africa on Ladysmith Day as a civilian medical officer. After being engaged for some time at one of the military hospitals in Ladysmith, he was drafted to the Soldiers' Convalescent Home at Howick, where he died on the 28th August. He was 27 years of age.
The Leigh Chronicle, Friday 7th September 1900
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