Charles John Houston

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 27921
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 01.12.1893
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 63 High Street, Lochee.
  • Occupation: Assistant Superintendent, Pearl Assurance Co
  • Mother:

    Jane Elizabeth Houston, (nee Forrester) 63 High St, Lochee

  • Father:

    John Houston, 63 High St, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    Edward & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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