The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

 Private E T Houghton


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Private Edmund Tyrer HOUGHTON, G/24828, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 1020, Welsh Horse), killed in action, Flanders France, 3rd May 1917, age 33.

Born Denbighshire, son of Henry and Lydia Houghton, of Broadleys, Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.


1911 Census - Broadleys, Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales - Henry Houghton, head, age 68, married, farmer, employer, born Cronton, Lancashire; Lydia Houghton, wife, age 60, married 35 years, 9 children, 8 still alive, born Rainsford, Lincolnshire; Jane Houghton, daughter, age 34, single, farmers daughter, dairy work, worker born Denbigh, Denbighshire; Elizabeth Ann Houghton, daughter, age 29, single, farmers daughter, dairy work, worker born Denbigh, Denbighshire; Henry Houghton, son, age 27, single, farmers son, on farm working, worker, born Denbigh, Denbighshire; Edmund Houghton, son, age 25, single, farmers son, on farm working, worker, born Denbigh, Denbighshire; Ellen Houghton, daughter, age 24, single, school matron, born Denbigh, Denbighshire; Isaac Houghton, son, age 22, single, farmers son, on farm working, worker, born Denbigh, Denbighshire; Samuel Foulkes Houghton, son, age 20, single, farmers son, on farm working, worker, born Denbigh, Denbighshire; Jane Williams, servant, age 60, single, domestic servant, worker, born Denbigh, Denbighshire; Edward J Jones, servant, age 19, single, workman (milkman), worker, born Denbigh, Denbighshire.


Enlisted  Denbighshire, Wales. Resided Broadleys, Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.

24th August 1917, Probate - Houghton Edmund Tyrer of Broadleys, Denbigh, Denbighshire. Private No.24828 in te 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, died 3rd May 1917, in France. Probate St, Asaph 24th August to Elizabeth Anne Houghton, spinster and William Rowlands, draper. Effects £657 7s 9d.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7., France. & Denbigh War Memorial.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War show Service No. as G/24828; CWGC web site shows Service No. as G/124828.


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