This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
James D. Middleton
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2846
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 21/09/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart
- Grave/Mem Ref no: E.34.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 6 Pitfour Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
Margaret Singers, 46 Lilybank Rd, Dundee
James, born 25.01.1913 & William, born 21.09.1916
More about James D. Middleton
James D. Middleton 2846 Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED BY SHELL.
Mrs Middleton, 46 Lilybank Road, Dundee, received official intimation yesterday of the death in action of her husband, Sergeant James D. Middleton, Black Watch.
A letter received a few days previous from one of the officers of the battalion says :–“Sergeant Middleton was instantaneously killed by a shell. He has always worked with a will, and did his duty nobly and bravely.”
Deceased, who was 29 years of age, enlisted about two years ago, and had been in the fighting line for almost eighteen months. Prior to enlistment he was employed in the Caledon Shipyard.
Dundee Courier 4th October 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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