This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Edward Small Houston
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 11024
- Rank: Sergeant
- Awards: Military Medal
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 19.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XIX.D.4.
- Date of Birth: 10.12.1895
- Place of Birth: Wilson St, Lochee, Dundee
- Address: 1 Wilson St, Lochee
Jane Elizabeth Houston (nee Forrester)
John Houston, 63 High St, Lochee
Charles & William
More about Edward Small Houston
Edward had 2 brothers who also fell during the Great War, they were, Cpl Charles Houston 27921, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots, who died of wounds 29.07.1916, and Sgt William Houston 10084, 1st Battalion Royal Scots, who died 04.10.1918.
Edward Small Houston 11024 Royal Scots
Sergeant Edward Houston, Royal Scots, 63 High Street, Lochee, died. He will be remembered as having gained the Military Medal for bravery at the battle of Loos. This is the second of the Houston family to fall in action, an older brother, Lance-Corporal Charles Houston, of the Royal Scots, having been killed on 29th July last. The eldest son, Sergeant William Houston, is also in the Royal Scots.
Dundee People’s Journal 28th April 1917
Corporal Edward Houston, 2nd Royal Scots, was wounded in July last, and is now acting as instructor at one of our Scottish barracks. He recently received the Military Medal for “bravery on the field” at the battle of Loos.
Dundee People’s Journal 14th October 1916
HOUSTON___Died of wounds on 19th April, Sergeant Edward Houston, Royal Scots, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Houston, 63 High Street, Lochee.
Dundee People’s Journal 5th May 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
Information supplied by Gary Thomson. Additional information kindly supplied by M. Abbott. Further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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