William Coutts Houston

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/20944
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 10/04/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 7 Annfield Row, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    David Houston, 100 Annfield Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Samuel & David

  • Spouse:

    Margaret McDonald Houston, 7 Larch St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about William Coutts Houston

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Samuel Houston, 30636, 12th Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action, 23.03.1918 & Pte David Houston, 3120, 4th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 03.09.1916.

William Coutts Houston   S/20944   Black Watch

Missing Soldiers.

HOUSTON___Private William C. Houston, No 20944, Black Watch, reported missing since 10th April 1918.  Father inquires—Mr Houston, 100 Annfield Road, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 14th September 1918

HOUSTON___Reported missing since 10th April 1918, now presumed killed on that date, Private William C. Houston, No 20944, B Coy., 1/6th Black Watch, dearly beloved son of Mr David Houston, 100 Annfield Road, Dundee. –Inserted by his sorrowing father, sisters and nephew.

Dundee People’s Journal 26th April 1919

Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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