Collection Collection 96 - William John Huston collection

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William John Huston collection

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PPCLI Collection 96

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  • 1914-1997 (Creation)
    Huston (family)

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0.5 cm of textual records. - 5 photographs

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795 William John Huston, 1876-1915, was born at Owen Sound, Ontario and worked as a builder in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario. He was married to Edna Ray Smith, and had three children, Howard, Ray, and Ida. He was a champion curler and rifleman. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in August 1914. His skills as a sniper were recognized, and he was promoted to Lance Corporal. He died of wounds received at St. Eloi, Belgium 24 January 1915. His great-grandson Patrick James Huston of Hudson, Quebec, collected biographical information and photographed his gravesite at Dickebusch Military Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium.

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The records were collected by Patrick Huston, great-grandson of William John Huston.

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The fonds contains 5 photographs of graves at Dickebusch Military Cemetery and one archival file containing photographs of William John Huston and his grave site, service records, transcripts of news articles and last letter home, 1915.

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Gift of Patrick Huston, 1998.


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Accession 98.04

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