Project Description

JOHN TAYLOR HOUSTON 1884–1937

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Born 1884 Nottingham

Baptised 12th October 1884 at St Luke’s Church, Lenton

Married 1908 to Edith Annie Varney

Died 7th August 1937

1891 Census

Visiting the Herbert family, Nottingham. Joseph Herbert is School Board officer and staying in the house as a visitor is Frederick Varney, a school teacher.

1901 Census

Living at 12 Carrington Street and working as a telephone instrument maker. The household comprises his father John, a baker and confectioner, mother Emma, sister Alice Quin and a general servant Gertude Ayers.

1911 Census

Living at 74 Dryden Street, Nottingham, with wife, Edith, and father in law, John R Varney who is a house and estate agent, mother in law Sarah Ann. John is working as a clerk for Nottingham City Corporation. He and Edith have a son Edwin John aged 2.

He was employed at Notts. County Asylum (Saxondale); he is listed in their records as a temporary attendant who left to serve in the Armed Forces in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 79580

Military Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served abroad

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other information

Address at time of death: Heskey Street, Nottingham

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at Notts. County Asylum