Private Robert Middleton, of 13th Royal Scots,was born in Newton, West Lothian. The family had moved to Dalmeny by 1901. Robert, a Shale Miner, enlisted in Edinburgh and was mobilised to France as part of the 15th Division, in 1915.
On 11.5.1916, aged 30, 8 months after ariving in France, Robert was killed in action during the Actions of Spring, most likely on the defence of the Kink position, where some 500 yards of British trenches were captured by the Germans at the Kink, just south of the Hoenzollern Redoubt, near Loos, on the 11th May. This was a time of German gas attacks.
Robert is commemorated on Panel ref: 10 -13, Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, and was awarded the 14/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.
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