James D. Middleton

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2846
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 6 Pitfour Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Margaret Singers, 46 Lilybank Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    James, born 25.01.1913 & William, born 21.09.1916

More about James D. Middleton

James D. Middleton   2846    Black Watch


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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