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Ellis Harwood MIDDLETON

Regimental number2344
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Victoria
SchoolPrivate Education
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBrassfinisher
Address85 Bowen Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Middleton, 85 Bowen Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 14), Ovillers-La Poiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Date of Death shown as 27th July-4th August, 1916. Commemorated on Essendon Rowing Club Roll of Honour. Parents: Thomas and Sarah MIDDLETON, 25 Sussex Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Native of Victoria~
Family/military connectionsBrother: 53 Pte Clifton Horace MIDDLETON, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 29 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 8 January 1916. Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916.

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

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