Robert Skilling HOUGHTON (1896 – 1941)

Name

Robert Skilling Houghton

Gender

Male

Military identification

46022

Birthdate

03 October 1896

Birthplace

Liverpool

Marriage(s)

1916
Gisborne
Elizabeth Paterson Houghton
1923
Margaret Kirkwood Houghton
Gisborne

Date of death

20 June 1941

Place of death

Gisborne

Parents

  • John Houghton
  • Agnes Lorraine Houghton

Parent records

Partner(s)

  • Elizabeth Paterson Houghton, nee Jackson (1895-23/5/1920)
  • Margaret Kirwood Houghton, nee English (24/3/1904-1996)

Children

  • Elizabeth Agnes Lambert
  • Ruth Walters Houghton

Biography

Arrived in Auckland with his parents on the “Sussex” 1910 from Liverpool
Carpenter in the Gisborne area,
Posted overseas with the 25th Reinforcement 6 February 1917 and was finally discharged 28 May 1919
Some twelve months later his wife died of the Spanish Influenza and his daughters were adopted by their grandparents

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