Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Houston
Initials:   J.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/5516
Notes:   MMP. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 18/10/1915. Formerly 4 Dragoon Guards, No. 5615. He was born in Kirkinriold, enlisted in Belfast and resided in Ballymena. He died from Pneumonia at 21 Casualty Clearing Station, Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. Inscription on gravestone: Thy will be done. His name is spelt Houston in Soldiers Died and medal card and Houstan in CWGC roll. Info from Widows' Pension Sheet, W F. 25. No. P/5516, A/L/Cpl. Joseph Houston enlisted 20/10/1914, died 14/2/1919 in France (Germany) from Broncho Pneumonia whilst on active service. 1/9/1919 Wife Mrs Annie Houston (20/5/1908 married) of Fountain Place, Ballymena, Ireland received a pension of 13/9 per week for herself and 15/10 for three children, Annie Anderson, born 21/2/1909, Sara, born 11/12/1910 and Joseph, born 3/1/1913. He also has a Pension Card showing same details. Joseph Houston.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 14th February 1919
Company: MMP 32ND DIV
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