Alexander Houston

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 24381
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 11.07.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Nieuport Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 322 Hawkhill, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Houston, 322 Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Father:

    A. Houston

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Houston

Alex has no known grave but is remembered on the Nieuport Memorial.

Alexander Houston   24381   Highland Light Infantry

DUNDEE MAN FALLS IN ACTION.

Private Alexander Houston, Highland Light Infantry, son of Mrs Houston, 298 Hawkhill, Dundee, has been killed in action.  Deceased, who was 29 years of age, had been in the army about two years, and went to France in June of this year.  Two of his brothers are also with the colours.

Dundee Courier 13th August 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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