Capt John William Haughton. Norfolk Reg

Morley Hall Wymondham, Norfolk


A difficult man to trace. He was certainly born at Wykmondham, but apart from a mention in 1901 census at school, I cannot get him or his parents (his mother was with her sister and without either child or husband in 1881 census). No MIC though he certainly was a Capt in Norfolk Regt. I cannot get his commission. He certainly fits with a tie to Norfolk. His parents connection with Morley Hall appears to be in renting it rather than owning it.

1887 Apr/Jun Born Forehoe, Norfolk. Son of Walter John Haughton, Morley Hall Wymondham, Norfolk and Jessie Louise Goodwin

1901 census A Boarder at Sutherland House School, Clifton Crescent, Folkestone

1915 Jul 30. 4th Norfolk Regt. The undermentioned Second Lieutenants to be temporary Lieutenant. John W Haughton.

1915 Dec 14. Norfolk Regt. The undermentioned Lieutenants to be temporary Captains. :— John W. Haughton

1917 May 13. Suff. R . The undermentioned to be actg. Capts. while comdg. Cos.: — Lt. J. W. Haughton (Norf. R., T.F.).

1917 Aug 24. Lt. (temp. Capt.) J. W. Haughton relinquishes temp, rank of Capt.

1917 Aug 24. Norfolk Regt. 2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) J. W. Haughton to be Lt. (temp. Capt.), with precedence as from 1st June 1916.

1920 Dec 14. Joined ADRIC with service no1253 . Posted to F Coy

1920 Dec 17. Struck off strength "absent without leave". Only lasted 3 days !

1925 Apr 27. Married Ethel M Akers-Douglas

1925 May 26. I assume that this is returning from honeymoon. He is the only Capt J W Haughton around at this time.

1927. Divorce Court File: 4650. Appellant: Ethel Marjorie Haughton otherwise Ethel Marjorie Akers-Douglas. Respondent: John William Haughton. Type: Wife's petition for/of nullity

1930 Died Bath, Somerset. (Douglas Archives)