Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 19th December 1882, Almonte, Ontario, Canada.

Died: 9th May 1918; age: 35; Died of Wounds – Shell Gas & Acute Bronchitis – received 28th April 1918, at Broadwater Hospital, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Moosomin, Saskatchewan; Date: 3rd August 1915; Age: 32; a Widower; Occupation: Bricklayer; Religion: Methodist. Next of Kin: father – Edward John Houston. Height: 5ft 8ins.


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 104294.

Regiment: Canadian Engineers.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Father: Edward John Houston, born February 1856, Almonte, Ontario, Canada.

Mother: Mary Houston (nee Traill), born February 1859, Darling Township, Ontario, Canada.


On the 3rd August 1904, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, Edward married, Mary Bell France, born 1882, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada died April 1907, Almonte, Ontario.

They had 2 sons:

Clarence Earl Houston, born February 1906, Almonte, Ontario.

Arnold Holland Houston, born March 1907, Almonte, Ontario.



Edward is also remembered on the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial.

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