Cleethorpes - Harold John Houghton

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Reference WMO/266397


The Cemetery

Beacon Road


DN36 8EQ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Decorated upright headstone featuring two flying angels carrying a wreath and scroll patterns. Pinned leaded lettering.
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In / Loving Memory Of / Ivy Dorothy, Beloved Daughter Of / Benjamin B. & Mary E. Houghton / Died Oct. 11th 1916, Aged 18 Years, / A Loved One Sleeping / Also Harold John / Brother Of The Above / Killed In Action In France June 25th 1916 / Aged 23 Years / Only A Private Soldier, Only A Mother’s Son / Buried On A Field Of Battle / His Duty He Has Done / He Sleeps Not In His Native Land / But ‘Neath Some Foreign Skies / And Far From Those Who Loved Him / But In A Hero’s Grave He Lies. / Rest In Peace.

Private. Houghton, Harold John. Service Number 2445. Killed in action 27/06/1916. Aged 23. "A" Coy. 4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of Benjamin Bright Houghton and Mary Emma Houghton, of 31, Bentley St., Cleethorpes, Lincs. Buried at FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, I. L. 11. Born and resident Cleethorpes, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire

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