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Houghton, Jack Bloor

Temp. Surg. Lieut. Jack Bloor Houghton, R.N.V.R., is included as "missing, presumed killed," in an Admiralty Casualty List published on March 13. He was born on March 20, 1917, and received his professional education at King's College Hospital, qualifying M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1940. Before entering the R.N.V.R. in July, 1941, he held an appointment at the Blind School Hospital, Leatherhead, Surrey. In Aug., 1942, he was mentioned in dispatches for distinguished services in convoys to Murmansk. He was a member of the B.M.A. and his home was at Woodthorpe, Nottingham. British Medical Journal 27 March 1943

Biographical

Surname(s)Houghton
First name(s)Jack Bloor
Date of birth20 March 1917
Family detailsSon of Percival and Hattie Houghton of Woodthorpe, Nottinghamshire
Previous educationHigh Pavement Secondary School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1935-1937
Dept / courseMedicine
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.
Military unitRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Welshman
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in despatches London Gazette 21st August 1942
Date of death01/02/1943
Age at death25
Rank at deathSurgeon Lieutenant
Cause of deathWent down with the ship.
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; St. George’ s Centre, Chatham, Chatham Naval Memorial; Roll of the Fallen, University of London O.T.C. & S.T.C.; High Pavement Secondary School Roll of Honour
NotesLieutenant Jack Bloor Houghton was surgeon on “ The Welshman” which was mined and sunk between Alexandria and Malta. He went down with the ship.
The Welshman Society meets from time to time in Chatham and a bronze plaque has been erected in the former church of Chatham Naval Barracks, (Now St. George’ s Centre) by survivors and relatives in memory of those who were lost. Wikipedia.
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission; London Gazette

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