1. Grave:Warlencourt British CemeteryVII. G. 22.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.126
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour45A GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Husband of Hilda L. Houghton, of 16, Ilfracombe Gardens, Monkseaton, Northumberland.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 6/Dorset Regiment 

6th (Service) Battalion Formed at Dorchester on 6 September 1914 as part of K2. Moved to Wareham and initially attached as Army Troops to 17th (Northern) Division. March 1915 : transferred to 50th Brigade in same Division. Moved to Romsey in May 1915. Landed at Boulogne on 14 July 1915.

Action : The Second Battles of the Somme 1918 

21 August - 3 September 1918. Following the success at Amiens which Ludendorf described as "the black day for the German army" the conditions were right for the advance to be continued over the old Somme battlefield. Astonishingly the battlefield was crossed in 10 days, compared with the four months of the first battle. The Germans were pushed back towards the Hindenburg Line defences.

Detail :

Attached from 12/West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Whitley No. 2821 E.C.Northumberland

27th March 1914
24th April 1914
22nd May 1914

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