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Douglas Francis MIDDLETON

Date of birth24 May 1894
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
OccupationShipping Clerk
Address'Keithnap', 52 Donald Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Christie Middleton, 29 Greville Street, Prahran, Victoria
Previous military service49th Infantry
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollAdjutant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion


Unit: 39th Battalion
Promotion date: 19 September 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as senior company commander. When the battalion had become scattered and the other company commanders casualties, although himself wounded early in the action, he took charge and re-organized the companies on reaching the objective. he personally traced the line to be consolidated and supervised the whole of the work across the brigade frontage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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