Hougham, Jack

Male 1920 - 1943  (23 years)


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  • Name Hougham, Jack 
    Born 9 Jun 1920  Eastry Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jul 1943 
    Notes 
    • Extract from War Graves Commission web site


      JACK HOUGHAM
      Sergeant
      1271588
      W.Op./Air Gnr.
      106 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
      who died on
      Friday, 9th July 1943. Age 23.
      Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hougham, of Guilton, Kent.
      Commemorative Information
      Cemetery: CAMBRAI (ROUTE DE SOLESMES) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France
      Grave Reference/
      Panel Number: Plot 1. Row B. Joint grave 10-11.

      Location: Cambrai is a town about 32 kilometres south-east of Arras on the main straight road to Le Cateau. From the Cambrai inner ring road take the D942, Solesmes road, for approximately 1 kilometre. The Communal Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road.


      Historical Information: During the 1914-1918 War Cambrai, in enemy hands, was deemed the key position on the German front line. On November 20th, 1917, the first day of the battle of Cambrai, it was the scene of a spectacular British success when tanks went into action for the first time. A penetration was made of 8 kilometres on a 9.6 kilometre from, the hitherto invulnerable Hindenburg line was breached, and Cambrai itself was left virtually defenceless. The Communal Cemetery is west of, the Cambrai East Military Cemetery, a large, mainly German burial ground of the 1914-1918 War. There are now over 70, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

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    Person ID I1716  Hougham
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2006 

    Father Hougham, John Edmund
              b. 15 Jul 1886, Ash Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Dec 1967  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Castle, Ada Rose
              b. 29 Nov 1885
              d. 21 Jan 1968  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1914 
    Family ID F658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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