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Houghland, E., A/Smn., 1916
On Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon is the name of J/20643 (Dev), Able Seaman Ernest Houghland, serving with the Royal Navy who died 31/05/1916.

Ernest Houghland was born on the 11th December 1896 in Sheffield. Son of Ernest and Florence Houghland, {nee Rowen]. Willie, Percy and Edith Houghland.

He was an old boy from the Wellesley Training Ship, leaving on the 16th October 1912.

Ernest was killed at the Battle of Jutland on the HMS Indefatigable.

Acknowledgements: Barney Rice

Ernest Houghland is remembered in Blyth on B42.08 and B42.13, at Tynemouth in T36.14 page 40, and on our List of Ships’ crews.

The Sinking of H.M.S. Indefatigable
The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Houghland

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk