NameAlbert Victor Houghton, SN 1924, Service RecordBiographyDate of Birth: 12 June 1893, North Pine (Qld.)
Date of Death: 8 August 1918, Hamel, Somme, France
Buried: Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France. Memorial at Toowong with his mother, ref 20-41-16
Albert's parents were Herbert Henry Houghton and Sarah Ann Blasdall. The Houghton family was a well-known family of the district. Albert was working as a labourer when he enlisted 8 January 1916 at Brisbane. He was killed in action aged 25 on 8 August 1918 in Hamel Somme France. His older brother William  enlisted returning home to Australia and his cousin Vivian  enlisted and returned home.Date01 January 1914 - 31 December 1920CustodianNational Archives of Australia - 01 Feb 1998 - PresentLocation of originalsOriginals held by the National Archives of Australia - NAA: B2455, HOUGHTON A V 1924LanguageEnglishOriginal formatLink to external source : Paper files and documents
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