(Service number 76573)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 21 October 1887 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Shamrock Hotel, Timaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss A. HOYLE (friend), care of Dominion Hotel, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 40th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 10 July 1918
Transport Tahiti 
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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