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6976964   Fusilier James Houston
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/06/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
James Houston was born about 1913. Fusilier James Houston was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the French Belgium border on 1st June 1940. It was during the retreat to Dunkirk. He was 29 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Esquelmes War Cemetery
  Pecq, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Grave V-A-50
CWGC Casualty 2254015
Esquelmes War Cemetery is located 10 Km north of Tournai on the Chemin Garenne, a road leading from the N50 road to Kortrijk. 10 km north of Tournai lies the right hand turning from the N50 rue de Tournai onto rue du Village. The first left hand turning from the rue du Village leads onto chemin Garenne. The cemetery is located 200 metres along the chemin Garenne.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) 2 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with the BEF 1939 to 1940
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier James Houston's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023