James Lidderdale HOUSTON

Regimental number12/925
Date of birth19 June 1884
Place of birthWaitara, Taranaki
OccupationMedical student
AddressTakapuna, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.3
Height5' 10.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Houston, Kihikihi
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Coast Defences, Auckland; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 10), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs Joseph Houston, Te Awamutu
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (shrapnel wound, left foot); admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 1 May 1915; transferred to Military Hospital, Cairo, 26 May 1915; to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 3 June 1915; discharged from hospital, 8 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to rejoin unit at Gallipoli, 16 June 1915; rejoined unit, 22 June 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 18050175

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