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Private 3075 Victor George Houghton

1st / 7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action: France an Flanders, 14th July 1916 aged 18

  • Commemorated: Thievpal Memorial. Panel ref: Pier and Face 9A, 9B and 10B
  • Awarded: 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals.
  • Son of John (deceased) and Ruth Houghton
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Corley


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Family History

  • Victor George HOUGHTON was born 1898 at Tanworth, Solihull, War.
  • (Census) 1901 he is living at Bandy Street, Hockley Heath, with his parents John (59) a shoemaker & Ruth (38) and siblings John E. (7) & Sarah A. (5)
  • (Census) 1911 - his father is dead, his widowed mother (47) is an inmate of Solihull Union Workhouse together with his brother Reuben (4).  Victor George (13) is a boarder in the home of Wiliam & Jane Elizabeth DOUGLAS at Hockley Heath.
  • John HOUGHTON died during the September quarter 1904, aged 62, Solihull district.
  • John HOUGHTON married Ruth Elizabeth WATERS during the December quarter 1892, Solihull district.

 

Ruth Elizabeth WATERS was born during the March quarter 1863 and baptised at Packwood, War. 25 March 1863, daughter of George & Hannah WATERS

(Census) 1871 of Packwood Haugh Vicarage, Packwood, War.   Ruth E. (8) was living with her parents George (61) & Hannah (56) and siblings Frances (28) & Edmund (11)

(Census) 1881 of Elmina Road, Litton Road, Low Leyton, West Ham, ESS. Ruth E. (18) is a boarder in the home of her sister, Fanny CHEETHAM (38).

(Census) 1891 of Stratford Road, Tanworth, Solihull, War.  Ruth E. (28) was living with her widowed father George (81) and a visitor Annie WALTON (4).

 

John HOUGHTON's birth was registered at Solihull during the December quarter 1840.

(Census) 1841 of Hockley, Tanworth, Solihull, War.  John is living with his parents, Thomas (30), Maria [BROOKS = 1840] (26) & Samuel (2).

(Census) 1851 of Hockley Village, Tanworth, Solihull, War.  John is at home with his parents, Thomas (40) a cordwainer, & Maria (35). Siblings: Sarah (8), George (5), Thomas (3) and Ann (0) are included in the household.

(Census) 1861 of Hockley Heath, Tanworth, Solihull, War.  John is at home with his parents, Thomas (49) a shoemaker, & Maria (45).  His siblings: Sarah (18), Thomas (12), Anne M. (10) & Esther (8) are included in the household.

(Census) 1871 of Hockley, Tanworth, Solihull, War.  John is living with his father, Thomas (60) and siblings:  Sarah A. (28), Ellen (16) & Edwin (12). Also included are Sister in Law Fanny BRADSHAW (30) and niece Mary BRADSHAW (1)

(Census) 1881 of Hockley, Tanworth, Solihull, War.  John is living with his widowed father, Thomas (69), a boot maker, sister Ellen (25) & an apprentice George HOLLIS (15)

(Census) 1891 of Back Lane, Tanworth, Solihull, War.  John is a single man, cordwainer, living alone.

 

 

 

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