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15609   2nd Lieutenant Arthur Oswald Houston
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/12/1891
Died: 26/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Arthur Houston was a son of Thomas and Margaret Houston. Arthur was born in Maghera on 15th December 1891. His father was a grocer in Maghera. Arthur, like two other brothers, worked as a clerk in a linen office of William Clark & Sons Ltd in Upperlands. 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Oswald Houston was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Tuesday 25th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 1582925
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

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1 William Clark & Sons - WW1 Upperlands
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 WJ Clark and Sons, Upperlands - WW1
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Houston family 1901 census lists Arthur O as age 8 living with the family at house 110 in Maghera, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Houston family 1911 census lists Arthur Oswald as age 19 living with the family at house 3 in Tamnymullan, Maghera, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 National Archives UK Details of 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Oswald Houston
5 The London Gazette Details of 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Oswald Houston
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