Huston DCM, Gerald Marcus (No. 28763)

Huston, Gerald Marcus (Gerald)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


No. 28763, 7th Signal Company, Royal Engineers

Died in service on Tuesday 7 December 1915 (aged 19)


Beauval Communal Cemetery, France (Grave C 31)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour


Gerald Marcus Huston was born on 13 August 1896 at 1 Ashgrove Villas, Barley Mill Road, Belfast and he was a son of William Wentworth Huston and Elizabeth Victoria Huston (nee Simpson) who were married on 8 February 1883 in St John’s Parish Church of Ireland Church, Monasterevan, Co Kildare.  William Wentworth Huston from Tynan, Co Armagh was a son of Charles Todd Huston, a medical doctor.  Elizabeth Victoria Simpson from Globe Island, Monasterevan was a daughter of Harry Innis Simpson, a civil engineer.

William Wentworth Huston worked as a clerk, commercial traveller and box manufacturer and he and Elizabeth Victoria had at least six children:

Male child, name not captured (born 18 November 1889 at 37 Jocelyn Avenue, Belfast)

Stella (born 25 January 1892 in Ashgrove Villa, Oldpark, Belfast)

Hilda Hawthorne (born 10 June 1894 at 1 Ashgrove Villas, Barleymill Road, Belfast)

Gerald Marcus (born 13 August 1896 at 1 Ashgrove Villas, Barley Mill Road, Belfast)

Victoria Keating (born 25 July 1898 in Donegall Park, Belfast)

Donald Charles Todd (born 17 July 1900 in Donegall Park, Belfast)

The Huston family moved from Belfast to Ashville, Killinchy, Co Down.

Gerald Marcus Huston enlisted in Belfast, served with the 7th Signal Company Royal Engineers and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Corporal Gerald Marcus Huston died in service on 7 December 1915 and he was buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery, France.

Corporal Gerald Marcus Huston is commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 284).