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William Arthur Middleton

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 3 September 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 3 September 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Middleton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ39928 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 December 1918 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.C.M. Middleton (mother), Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 June 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1939 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      York Military Hospital, after collision with crashed aircraft AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Middleton was the eldest son of Frederick Charles Middleton and Jean Caroline Myrtle Middleton, of Auckland

    Educated at Lyall bay school, Wellington and Auckland Grammar School

    Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club, Auckland, and the Poneke Football club, Wellington

    His father was the Postmaster in Newmarket, Auckland

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 August 1941 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM Plot 2 Row 2 Grave 17 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Newmarket War Memorial, Olympic Park, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1941. portrait AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Hanson, C. (2001). p. 348 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). vol. 1 p. 139; vol. 3 p. 347 AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). pp. 292-294 AWMM
    • Kirk, Stan. Letters from members of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club 1939-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library- Tāmaki Paenga Hira.. MS-1418 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM

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