(Service number 76573)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||21 October 1887||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Shamrock Hotel, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss A. HOYLE (friend), care of Dominion Hotel, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||40th Reinforcements, E Company|
|Date||10 July 1918|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||24 March 1962||Age||76 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Services Section, Row 123, Plot 11|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Hillis Houston was the third son of David and Mary Matilda (née Crawford) Houston. Hillis attended Timaru Main School. His brother Robert John Houston was killed in action in 1916, and another brother, David Kyle Houston, also served in World War One.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [30 December 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 December 2016]
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