This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Charles John Houston
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 27921
- Rank: Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 29.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Plot 1. Row H. Grave 6.
- Date of Birth: 01.12.1893
- Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 63 High Street, Lochee.
- Occupation: Assistant Superintendent, Pearl Assurance Co
Jane Elizabeth Houston, (nee Forrester) 63 High St, Lochee
John Houston, 63 High St, Lochee
Edward & William
More about Charles John Houston
Charles had 2 brothers who also fell during the Great War, they were, Sgt Edward Houston 11024, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots, who died of wounds 19.04.1917 & Sgt William Houston 10084, 1st Battalion Royal Scots who died 04.10.1918.
Charles John Houston 27921 Royal Scots
HOUSTON___Died on the 29th July, from wounds received in action, Charlie J. Houston, Royal Scots, beloved son of Mr and Mrs John Houston, 63 High Street, Lochee.
Dundee Courier 3rd August 1916
HOUSTON___In loving memory of our dear son Lance-Corporal, Charles Houston, Royal Scots, who died of wounds on 29th July, 1916, second son of Mr and Mrs John Houston, 63 High Street, Lochee.
Dundee Courier 27th July 1917
HOUSTON___In loving memory of L-Cpl. Charles John Houston, who died of wounds, 29th July, 1916; Sgt. Edward Houston, who died of wounds, 19th April 1917; and Sgt William Houston, who died of malaria at Salonika, 4th Oct. 1918, beloved sons of Mr and Mrs John Houston, 63 High Street, Lochee.
Dundee People’s Journal 4th October 1919
Charles Houston, 2nd Royal Scots, killed on 29th July 1916. In civil life was Assistant Superintendent of Pearl Assurance Co.
Dundee People’s Journal 14th October 1916
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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