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Edmonton London
George was born in 1893 to William Middleton from Tollerton and his wife Sarah Ann. When George was born William lived in London where he worked as a Brewers Drayman in Edmonton and then a Greengrocer in Chingford. By 1915 when George was 18 the Middleton family had moved back to Nottinghamshire and lived at 13 Gripps Cottages off Owthorpe Road.
He was a regular soldier.
30 May 1915
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573661 - CWGC Website
10301
Private
2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
2nd Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers returned from India and arrived at Portland just after the outbreak of WW1. George landed in Rouen, France on or about 13 August 1914 where his Battalion was to be employed as Lines of Communications Troops under command of the 19th Independent Brigade attached to 6th Division. The Brigade remained as Lines of Communication Troops until 31 May 1915, one day after George died. While he was not involved in any particular battle at the time of his death war diaries do show that many casualties occurred at that time due to sniping and shell fire in the area of Armentieres where George was serving.
Bois Grenier Communal Cemetery Grave Reference: D.14, Thanks to John Ludlam for researching this page.
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