JOHN TAYLOR HOUSTON 1884–1937
Born 1884 Nottingham
Baptised 12th October 1884 at St Luke’s Church, Lenton
Married 1908 to Edith Annie Varney
Son Edwin John born 1908
Died 7th August 1937
Age six, visiting the Herbert family, Nottingham. Joseph Herbert was a School Board officer and staying in the house as a visitor was Frederick Varney, a school teacher.
Age sixteen, telephone instrument maker, living at 12 Carrington Street with father John, forty-five, a baker and confectioner, mother Emma, forty-nine, sister Alice H, nine, and a general servant Gertrude Ayers.
Age twenty-six, a clerk for Nottingham City Corporation, living at 74 Dryden Street, Nottingham, with wife Edith, son Edwin John, two, father-in-law John R. Varney, a house and estate agent and mother-in-law Sarah Ann.
At a later date 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 in WW1.
Service Number: 141318, previously 6452332, formerly 79580
Military Unit: Royal Fusiliers formerly Royal Army Medical Corps
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served abroad
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
9.12.15: Private 79580, Royal Army Medical Corps. Service to 5.??.19
Wounded (date unknown)
13.4.19: Pension commenced due to gunshot wound to head
12.1.20: Private 6452332, Royal Fusiliers
17.1.21: Enlisted again at Nottingham, age 37. Trade: musician
25.4.21: Awarded a final weekly allowance of 7 shillings 6d (37p) for 52 weeks. Degree of disablement 15-19%. Service numbers given as 141318 and 6452332
16.1.22: Discharged due to termination of engagement, Dublin. Character good
Address on discharge: 34 Leonard Avenue, Sherwood, Nottingham
Address: Royal Army Medical Corps, King George Hospital, Dublin
Employment: still serving in army
Died at the General Hospital, Nottingham on 7 August 1937.
Home address at date of death: 8 Heskey Street, Nottingham. Probate to Alice Quinn, spinster.
Widow Annie living at 74 Dryden Street, Nottingham.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at Notts. County Asylum