Hougham, William Henry

Male 1899 - 1918  (19 years)

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  • Name Hougham, William Henry 
    Born 1899  Thanet Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1918  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,Poperinge,Belgium. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On 1901 census living with father

      On 1911 census living with widowed father

      Lied about his age to join army

      Extract of War Graves Commission Web Site

      In Memory of
      10th Bn., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
      who died on
      Monday, 30th September 1918. Age 19.
      Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hougham, of 20, Monkton Place, High St., Ramsgate.
      Commemorative Information
      Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
      Grave Reference/
      Panel Number: XXIV. G. 27A.

      Location: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 11.5 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans- Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.5 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right. Please Note: Ypres/ Ieper are the same place: Ypres (French spelling), Ieper (Flemish spelling) Commission signposts are green and white

      Historical Information: The Hazebrouck-Poperinghe railway line and the Poperinghe-Ypres road formed the main communication between the bases and the Flemish battlefields, and Lijssenthoek, lying close behind the extreme range of enemy shell-fire, was a natural position for clearing hospitals. It was first used by the French 15th Hopital D'Evacuation. In June, 1915, it began to be used by British Casualty Clearing Stations; and between that month and the Armistice it became the second greatest British War Cemetery. From April to August, 1918, the Casualty Clearing Stations fell back before the German advance, and Field Ambulances (including a French Ambulance) took their places; and the French graves in Plots XXVI, XXVII, and XXXI recalled the French regiments that were sent to Flanders at that time. Twenty-four British graves in Plot XXXI were brought from isolated positions near Poperinghe after the Armistice. There are now nearly 10,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.
    Person ID I8740  Hougham
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2003 

    Father Hougham, Henry Edmund Joseph
              b. 8 Apr 1851, St Lawrence Ramsgate Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1915, Ramsgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Solly, Amy Jane
              b. 27 Aug 1860, Thanet Union Workhouse Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Apr 1949, Ramsgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Family ID F605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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