John Anderson Houslar

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Anderson
Last Name: 
Houslar
Mother's Name: 
Agnes Houslar nee Crerar
Father's Name: 
Robert Houslar
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, July 1, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Machine Gun Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 27, 1963
Details: 

John Houslar (Service no 510) was born in Wollongong, NSW in 1897.  At the time of enlistment in Nowra, NSW, John was single, 19 years of age, employed as a carpenter and had previously served 4 years with the Cadets. 

John embarked on HMAT A20 - Hororata with 5th Machine Gun Company, 8th Reinforcements on 23 November 1916.  He arrived in England on 29 January 1917 and joined 4th Machine Gun Company in France on 8 September 1917.  He was not wounded in action but was admitted to hospital due to illness a number of occasions. 

John was granted leave in England for work from 30 May 1919 until 30 August 1919.  He returned to Australia in October 1919 and was discharged on 4 January 1920.

On 4 April 1925, John married Jean Taylor. 

John died in 1963 and is buried in Northern Suburbs Cemetery.

John is remembered on the Wollongong War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HOUSLAR J A 510

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