Date added: 16 Jun 2015
Private Henry Houghton was a soldier who fought in the Battle of Waterloo. He is buried in the beautiful Saxon church called St Peter’s church which is found in Wootton Wawen Warwickshire. Private Henry Houghton lived to be 87 years of age and died on the 1st March 1880. His grave stone is clear to see when you walk up the East path in the church grounds. You can find his burial records from St Peter’s church where it states he was buried on the 3rd March 1880 (ref no. B0225). You can also find his death records on the England and Wales deaths 1837-2007. His information is found in volume 6D, page 42 and line number 140. He was in the HM 73rd Foot and was wounded at the Battle of Waterloo on the 18th June 1815. Private Henry Houghton’s regiment was known as the 73rd Highlanders the Black Watch. In the Battle of Waterloo the 73rd Highlanders lost six officers and 222 men were killed and wounded. Private Henry Houghton was one of those men who were injured.