HOUGHTON, Walter Roy Fairley

Rank: 
Guardsman
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Hampshire Constabulary
Regiment/Corps: 
Scots Guards
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241849
Born: 
Monday, April 21, 1919
Died : 
Sunday, July 18, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Guardsman Walter Houghton died of wounds during operations in Sicily. Son of Walter and Esther Fairley Houghton, of Southampton.
Prior to military service Walter Roy Fairley Houghton was a Police Constable based at the Police Station, Old Milton Road, New Milton, Lymington, Hampshire.
His service number indicates he was part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos that commenced in 1942.
His name is on the Hampshire Constabulary WW1/WW2 Roll of Honour Plaque located on the 2nd Floor of the Solent Sky Museum Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust, Albert Road South, Southampton.
 
Sources
CWGC.
CWGC Grave Concentration Reports x2.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/64.
The 1939 Register covering Lymington.
The Westminster Abbey Commando Roll of Honour.
IWM War Memorial Register ref. 86943.
 
Notes 
The CWGC and the Casualty List show no mention of Commando service. However No.3 Commando is shown on both CWGC Grave Concentration Reports and his name is also on the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH and in the ROH in Brigadier Durnford Slater's book, Commando, Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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