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

Son Edwin John born 1908

Died 7th August 1937

1891 Census

Visiting the Herbert family, Nottingham. Joseph Herbert was 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 Gertrude 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.

After that 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.

Military Service

Rank: Private

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

12.1.21: Discharged

17.1.21: Enlisted again at Nottingham, age 37. Trade: musician

25.4.21: Awarded a final weekly allowance of 7s/6d 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

From the 1939 Register

Widow Annie living at 74 Dryden Street, Nottingham.

Other information

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.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

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