Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 24381
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 322 Hawkhill, Dundee
Jane Houston, 322 Hawkhill, Dundee
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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