MIDDLETON Thomas Ernest

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Thomas Ernest Middleton was born at Lyddington on 16 August 1879, and was farming with his father in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, before the war. He was married and had three children. Thomas had already had a career as a soldier, serving with the Leicestershire Yeomanry during the Boer War. He was called up to rejoin the Colours on 16 January 1917 at the age of 37. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery and went out to France on 1 October 1917, serving with C Battery 86th Army Brigade. Within six weeks he was dead. He had been wounded in the right hand and leg, which then had to be amputated. His family was told he was being treated in a hospital in Rouen, but before they could travel out to see him, his elderly father died. Thomas died very soon afterwards. His wife heard about his death as she attended the funeral of his father. Thomas is buried in Rouen at St Sever Cemetery Extension, grave P.III.P.4B, and is remembered on the war memorial at Lyddington.

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  • Lyddington Church
  • Lyddington Church interior
  • Lyddington Memorial 1
  • St Sever Cemetery Extension 1
  • St Sever Cemetery Extension 2
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  • T E Middleton 1
  • T E Middleton 2

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4 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 8 January 2015.My apologies for the quality – weather and light conditions were very poor.
By John Stokes on Friday 9th January '15 at 10:01am
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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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