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James Angus Middleton

Portrait, James Angus Middleton - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, James Angus Middleton - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Angus AWMM
  • Surname
    Middleton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jim AWMM
    • Mid AWMM
  • Service number
    • 1/15/372 AWMM
    • H6638 AWMM
    • 458302 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 August 1920 AWMM DargavilleNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 20 August 1941 AWMM Narrowneck M.R.M., Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R.C Middleton (wife), c/o Melvern's Limited, Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 December 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 1/15/372 AWMM
    • H6638 AWMM
    • 458302 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Territorials 2 years AWMM
    • Special Reserve 3 months AWMM
    • Territorial Artillery 1 year AWMM
    • Fortress troops - 1 year mobilised AWMM
    • N.Z.T.S. 1 year 8 months AWMM
    • N.Z.T.F 2 months AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    NCOs L.M.G. Refresher course (12 -23 January 1942) AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 20 August 1941 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11.5 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Dengue fever contracted in the tropics AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of James Middleton, Waihue, Dargaville

    Husband of Eda; Father of Raymonde, Lara, Donna, John, Mere and Jan.

    Middleton when giving his military history included details of his territorial service at the time of embarkation he was married, the Nominal Roll details are: a farmer at Waihue, Dargaville and his next of kin was his wife

    He embarked as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant with the 37th Battalion

    He served in New Caledonia, Vella Lavella, Guadalcanal, Green Island, New Hebrides, Treasury Island, Nissan Island.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2002 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 June 2007 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice, New Zealand Herald, 23 June 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of James Angus Middleton

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  • You are missed every day. Thank you Dad - for instilling wisdom, faith, unconventional and entrepreneurial thinking, encouraging diversity and never quitting - "qui audet adipiscitur".
    A thinking soldier, a leader and never forgotten.
    Your youngest daughter xxx
    Public - DONNA - Child - 4 December 2018



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 9: WW2 274 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice, New Zealand Herald, 23 June 2007 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 December 2018DONNALondonChild
10 November 2017DaleAucklandResearcher

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