Hougham, Percival John

Male 1889 - 1916  (27 years)

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  • Name Hougham, Percival John 
    Born 1889  Leicester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1916 

    • On 1891 census, living with parents in Wigston Magna

      on 1901 Census as of Wigston Magna living with parents

      Military service records available ask via Hougham-Huffam.org

      Hougham, Percy J
      Rank : Corporal

      Army Number : 7633

      Unit : 2nd Bn

      Biography :

      Home address given as Wigston. Percy Hougham enlisted at Leicester. Played Rugby (as Lance Corporal) for the 2nd Bn in 1908-09. His pre-war service included India. He made 3 appearances for Leicester FC's 1st XV in 1914. Later served in World War One. Posted to 'D' Company 2nd Bn from 31st Reinforcements on 20.10.1915. Promoted to Corporal 2.1.1916. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 8.1.1916, aged about 26 years. He is commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.

      Date of Birth : c1890

      Place of Birth : Wigston, Leicestershire

      Date of Death : 8.1.1916

      Place of Death : Mesopotamia

      Period of Service : 1908-16

      Conflicts : WW1

      Places Served : India, France, Egypt, Mesopotamia

      In the military at 1911 census
      Extract of War Graves Commission web site

      2nd Bn., Leicestershire Regiment
      who died on
      Saturday, 8th January 1916.

      Commemorative Information
      Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq
      Grave Reference/
      Panel Number: Panel 12

      Location: The Basra Memorial was originally sited within Basra War Cemetery but in 1997 the Memorial was moved by presidential decree. The move, carried out by the authorities in Iraq, involved a considerable amount of manpower, transport costs and sheer engineering on their part, and the Memorial has been re-erected in its entirety. The Basra Memorial is now located 32 kilometres along the road to Nasiriyah, in the middle of what was a major battleground during the Gulf War. The Memorial consists of a roofed colonnade of white Indian stone, 80 metres long, with an obelisk 16 metres high as the central feature. The names are engraved on slate panels fixed to the wall behind the columns. More than 40,000 British, Indian and West African dead who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921, are commemorated on the Memorial.
    Person ID I5585  Hougham
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2005 

    Father Hougham, William
              b. 1851, Broadstairs Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rachel
              b. 22 Apr 1852, Bermondsey London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1872 
    Family ID F2189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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