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Private 8754 Samuel Ellis Middleton

2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Died of Wounds: Battle of Neuve Chapelle, La Gorgue, France and Flanders, 11th March 1915, aged 16

  • Buried: Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave III.C.17
  • Awarded: 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Samuel and Lilian Matlida Middleton
  • NNWFHS Memorials: Nuneaton WW1 Other Regiments and Queens Road School

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born c1899 at Chilvers Coton
  • Attended Queens Road School
  • Lived at 19 Dugdale Road, Chilvers Coton [1901]
  • Lived at 55 Victoria Street, Nuneaton [1911]
  • Employed as a Coal Miner at Arley Colliery at time of Enlistment
  • Enlisted at Nuneaton. Arrived in France 4 Jan 1915.
  • A family story from Robert Lee is that Ellis (Roberts Great Uncle) and his friends ran off to Scotland to enlist as they were too young and would be known to local recruiters.

    NB: Many of the military records have Samuels name recorded as Ernest Samuel, except the Register of Effects which correctly shows Samuel Ellis.

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