Houston, Hugh Crouch (No. L/306)

Houston, Hugh Crouch (Hugh)


No. L/306, ‘C’ Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Died of wounds on Sunday 27 May 1917 (aged 21)


Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium (Grave I. A. 14)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Hugh Crouch Houston was born on 17 January 1896 in William Street, Newtownards and he was a son of David and Annie Williamson Houston (nee Crouch) who were married on 19 February 1890 in Carrickfergus Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Nicholas’s).  David Houston (aged 26) from Albert Road, Carrickfergus was a son of David Houston, a servant.  Annie Crouch (aged 21) from Ellis Street, Carrickfergus was a daughter of Hugh Crouch, a book-keeper.

After they left Carrickfergus, the Houston family lived in William Street, Newtownards.  In the early 1900s they moved from Newtownards to Lancashire where they lived at 10 King Street, Church near Accrington.

David Houston worked as a block printer and he and Annie had at least nine children:

David (born 12 September 1892 in Ellis Street, Carrickfergus)

Alexander Williamson (Alex, born 2 January 1894 in West Street, Newtownards)

Hugh Crouch (born 17 January 1896 in William Street, Newtownards)

Frederick Parke (born 16 April 1897 in William Street, Newtownards)

Henrietta (born 5 January 1899 in William Street, Newtownards)

William (Willie, born around 1902/1903 in Lancashire)

Queenie (born around 1904/1905 in Lancashire)

Bertie (born around 1906/1907 in Lancashire)

Bobbie (born around 1908/1909 in Lancashire)

Hugh Crouch Houston enlisted in Accrington and he served with the Royal Field Artillery.  Driver Hugh Houston was 21 when he died of wounds on 27 May 1917 and at the time of his death his parents were living at 32 York Street, Church near Accrington in Lancashire.

Driver Hugh Houston was buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.