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Albert John Houck

In memory of:

Private Albert John Houck

October 2, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/138219

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 339 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. E. 23.

Location:

Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Kleinsteenweg for 300 M until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carrageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left. After entering the cemetery follow the Commission signs to the three Commission plots at the far end of the cemetery. Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Entrance … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cross of Sacrifice located in Plots 4 and 4A … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– View of Plot 3 … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of ALBERT JOHN HOUCK– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Roll of honour– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Roll of honour– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Roll of honour– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Book of Remembrance– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Kitchener Public Library collection of World War Two Soldier Information Cards. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker
  • Telegram– Canadian national Telegram sent to Elsie Houck (mother of Albert)notifying her that he was killed in action.
  • Telegram– Canadian National Telegram sent to Albert's mother.  Seems to have been sent after Albert was killed.
  • Group photo– Royal Hamilton Light Infantry - Demonstration Platoon (Taken in Bombed out part of London).  

Front Row (L.to R.): Pte.D. Ilse; Pte. R. Gilbert; L/ol. M. Mackenzie; Cpl. M. Peters; Cpl. H. Todd; Sgt. P. Pitt; Lt. H. Hinton; Cpl. G. McChesney; Cpl. G. Fecteau; L/Cpl. W. Mcgarrell; Pte. G. Petersen; Pte. J. Kelly.

Centre Row (L to R): Pte. C. Fleckney; Pte. F. Batters; Pte. J. Richardson; Pte. C. McBurney; Pte. R. Martin; Pte. A. Houck; Pte W. Gaynor; Pte. H. Hall; Pte. C. Archer; Pte. R. Cooper; Pte. R. Hicks; Pte. D. Hodge; Pte. W. Bracey.

Top Row (L to R): Pte. E. Jocko; Pte. M. Paquette, Pte. G. Prouse; Pte. L. Large; Pte. J. Pasquantino; Pte. F. Louth; Pte. H. Joncas; Pte. S. Addiss; Pte. F. McIver; Pte. R. Payne; Pte. F. Reid.
  • Photo of Albert Houck– Albert J. Houck in Uniform for The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.
  • Book of Remembrance– Book of Remembrance, Page 339, 4th name on left hand column is Pte. Albert John Houck.
  • Grave marker– Remembered with Honour at Schoonselhof Cemetery
  • Photo of parents– Elsie & John Houck (Albert's Parents)
  • Death notification– Death Notice in newspaper
  • Photo of Albert Houck– Albert with his sister, Shirley Houck
  • Newspaper clipping

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