Private Tom Hadley Houghton

Tom Hadley Houghton (B: 31 December 1889) was working in the United States immediately prior to the war but returned to Canada and enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corp regimental number 50765, on June 10, 1915.

Tom served in Britain, Egypt and Macedonia with the CAMC. At his request he was transferred to Europe and in April 1918 he joined the 4th Battalion to be with his brother Herbert. Tom was reported missing in action at Canal du Nord on October 1, 1918 and subsequently reported killed in action on that date.

He is buried at the Sancourt British Cemetery Nord, France. Tom was 28 at the time of his death. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His family commissionned a memorial plaque to honour Tom and his brother Robert , which is located in St. Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Both men are also memorialized on the cenotaph in Niagara.

This account was provided by Tom's great-nephew, David Grindlay, niece Ruth Louise (Houghton) Grindlay and nephew, Tom Hadley Houghton.

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