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Arthur Leslie MIDDLETON

Regimental number7437
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressIpswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Middleton, Down Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date1 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name15th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Trained with the cadets; promoted to Staff Sergeant Major. Wounded in France, 25 December 1917; gassed in March 1918. In the big German offensive he was very ill through cold and exposure. He voluntarily gave up his stripes and reverted to the rank of private. Returned to Australia and died of nephritis. (details from father)

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Date of death23 January 1919
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialnot listed. Place of Death Enoggera. Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Sarah MIDDLETON, Ipswich
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 January 1919
Age at death24.7

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