Edward Small Houston

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 11024
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 10.12.1895
  • Place of Birth: Wilson St, Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 1 Wilson St, Lochee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Elizabeth Houston (nee Forrester)

  • Father:

    John Houston, 63 High St, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    Charles & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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