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Private Anthony Thomas Prette, born Antonio Prete, was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1897, at Camden Grove, the son of Italian parents Domenico, an ice cream vendor, and Harriet (or Enrichetta) Prete (née Salvatore). After her husband's death, Harriet remarried, in 1903, to Loreto Morelli, a mosaic worker also originally of Italy. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Prete, who had been educated at St Peter's, was working as an errand boy while living with his family at 167 Farringdon Road. He went onto be employed by a dispensary at Great Saffron Hill.[1]

Prette volunteered in June 1915 and went to the Western Front in January, with the 6th (Service) Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. He was reported missing, presumed killed, on 18 August 1916, during the Somme Offensive.[1]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Thiepval Memorial.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924, p. 139.

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