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Regimental number539
Place of birthLiverpool, Lancashire, England
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolIlkley College, Yorkshire, England
Other trainingLiverpool Catholic Institute, England
Age on arrival in Australia29
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHenry Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMrs Middlehurst, The Close, Walton Park, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceHeld the rank of Lieutenant in the King's Royal Liverpool Rifles during the Boer War, but was too young to see active service.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at the Gallipoli landing, and again at Lone Pine. Left Gallipoli three days before the evacuation with dysentery. Sent to England from France with sickness; was finally killed one day before returning to Australia. (details from wife: 4 years a Red Cross nurse)
FateDied of wounds 20 September 1918
Place of death or woundingRoisel, near Peronne, France
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialLa Chapelette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 13), Peronne, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Ellen MIDDLEHURST; husband of Edith MIDDLEHURST, Gilston, Harlow, Essex, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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