Altrincham WW1 

William Haughton

Rank:Lance CorporalNumber:14738
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:08th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Rgt)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1882 in the Manchester R.D. - ref: 8d/293,
the son of Peter & Mary Haughton (nee Carey).

1891 Census - No Trace.   39 Chapel Street was uninhabited in 1891.   The
family were probably still at Newton Heath at this time.

1901 Census - 39 Chapel Street, Altrincham.   Son - aged: 19 - occ: Iron
Turner Fitter - born: Newton Heath, Manchester.   Head of household - Mary
Haughton - Widow - aged: 48 - occ: Shop Keeper, Provision Dealer - born:
Ireland.  Plus 1 younger brother - James - aged: 15 - born: Newton Heath
and 1 Boarder.

1911 Census - 39 Chapel Street, Altrincham.   Son - aged: 29 - occ: Turner
- born: Manchester.   Head of household - Mary Haughton - Widow - aged: 63
- occ: Shop Keeper - born: Co. Dublin, Ireland.   Mary made her 'X' Mark on
the census return, completed by William perhaps?

Mrs. Mary Haughton is listed in the local street directories for 1914 &
1915, as being a shopkeeper at No. 39 Chapel St and a lodging house keeper
at No. 36.   Not listed at No. 39 in the 1916 directory - no-one is listed
at that address in 1916.

In the early 1900s, both William and his mother featured in the local
newspapers.   William issued a summons for assault by Edith Barber of Back
Chapel Street.  He and three other youths pleaded guilty to stealing
strawberries in Timperley and fined 2/6d (12 1/2p).   An article in
September 1905, described the Street as 'noisy and disgraceful' when Mary
Haughton and Annie Kelly fell out, which they did quite frequently.   In
October 1906, William was charged with being drunk & disorderly.

Enlisted on the 7th August 1914.  On the 12th January 1915, he was recorded
as being a deserter in Reading.   Drafted to France on the 4th August 1915.
 He spent some time in hospital and was later promoted to the rank of Lance

CWGC list him as William HOUGHTON and killed on the 11th March 1916.  SDGW
states that he resided at Altrincham.   There are NO William Haughton's on
the CWGC web-site, nor SDGW.

Listed on the Chapel Street Memorial as having served in the Royal

Memorials found on:
Chapel Street (Altrincham)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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