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William John House

William John House

Male 1879 - 1912  (32 years)

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  • Name William John House  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    William John House VC
    William John House VC
    Birth Abt 1879  Thatcham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Born 7 Oct 1879  Thatcham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt Nov 1879  Newbury RD, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1881  Cold Ash, Hatch Gate, Thatcham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1891 
    Scholar 
    Residence 1891  Park Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Service No. 1900  [7
    4742 
    Service Jul 1900  [7
    2nd Bn, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment 
    Honour 2 Aug 1900  Mosilikatse Nek, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Victoria Cross 
    Name William House  [8
    Name William J House  [6
    Died 28 Feb 1912  Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 9
    Cause: suicide 
    Inquest Report
    Inquest Report
    From The Dover Express 1st March 1912
    Gazette Entry
    London Gazette Entry
    12 October 1912
    Buried Mar 1912  St James, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    William John House VC HS
    William John House VC HS
    Notes 
    • William was also wounded at Zilikats Nek, per Army records on Ancestry.com and was mising from 1901/1911 censuses because of his army service.

      Died cleaning his rifle in an apparent accident, per some, but an inquest pronounced the cause of death to be suicide
    Person ID I1621  ONS
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2016 

    Father Thomas House,   b. Abt 1853, Thatcham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Sarah Owen,   b. Abt 1859, Thatcham, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Aug 1879  Newbury RD, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F10482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1879 - Thatcham, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1879 - Thatcham, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Nov 1879 - Newbury RD, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Cold Ash, Hatch Gate, Thatcham, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Park Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonour - Victoria Cross - 2 Aug 1900 - Mosilikatse Nek, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: suicide - 28 Feb 1912 - Dover, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1912 - St James, Dover, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S89] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_John_House.

    2. [S5] 1891 census.

    3. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    4. [S49] London Gazette, 1902 Oct 7.

    5. [S2179] Dover Express, 1912 Mar 1.

    6. [S4] 1881 census.

    7. [S850] Birth cert - Sister, www.findmypast.co.uk.

    8. [S568] Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, www.findagrave.com.

    9. [S2176] Greenleaf One-Name Study, Bob Plumridge.

    10. [S585] FindMyPast, www.findmypast.co.uk.

    11. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources