The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal S A Middleton


Corporal Sidney Anelay MIDDLETON,  G/11251, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 3rd May  1917.

16th July 1875, born Royston, Hertfordshire, son of Thomas & Harriet Middleton, 1 Trinity Street, Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex.

20th August 1875, Doncaster Yorkshire, baptism of Sidney Anelay Middleton, son of Thomas & Harriet Middleton.

1911 Census - 1 Trinity Street, Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex - Thomas Middleton, head, age 70, widower, retired Station Master, Great Northern Railway, England, born Leicester, Leicestershire; Harriet Anelay Middleton, daughter, age 44, single, born Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Enlisted Chatham, Kent, age 40 years & 127 days, height 5ft 8½ inches, weight 158lbs.  Resided 1 Trinity Street,  Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex. Formerly axeman.

Home, 20th November 1915 to 14th April 1916; BEF, 15th April 1916 to 3rd May  1917.

20th November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th November 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th April 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th April 1916, embarked; 18th June 1916, 36 Field Ambulance, "axcill abscess"; 19th June 1916, 1st ?? DCCS, "axcill abscess"; 21st June 1916, Rouen, No.10 General Hospital; 2nd July 1916, transferred to No.2. Convalescent Camp; 8th July 1916, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 15th July 1916, rejoined Battalion, In the Field; 4th November 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 18th April 1917, appointed Acting Corporal; 3rd May 1917, posted missing.

13th September 1917, report from Private E Thurman, 519, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment - I knew him. He was in my Company. I do not know his number or initial. There is another Corporal of that name but he is still with the Company. The man I refer to was killed at Monchy about 3rd May 1917. We had captured a German trench. Middleton was near me, and was getting over the parapet to get into a shell hole when he was sniped through the head. I am almost sure that his body was removed for burial, as there was no difficulty in removing the wounded or dead, but I do not know anything definite about the matter.

1st September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, Thomas Middleton, 1 Trinity Street, Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex; Mother, none; Brothers, none; Sisters - Harriet Anelay Middleton, age 52, 1 Trinity Street, Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex; Eveline Kate Crookes, age 45, 24 Beaconsfield Road, Cannon Hill Park Birmingham.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France.

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