This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William Coutts Houston
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/20944
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 7 Annfield Row, Dundee
David Houston, 100 Annfield Rd, Dundee
Samuel & David
Margaret McDonald Houston, 7 Larch St, Dundee
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
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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