2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry MIDDLEDITCH
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2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry MIDDLEDITCH
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2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry MIDDLEDITCH

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2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry MIDDLEDITCH

Bom at Bridge House, Cromford, Derbyshire, 24th January, 1895, son of H. H. Middleditch, of Wigswill Grange, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
2nd Lieut., 25th February, 1914 ; Lieut., 31st January, 1915 ; Capt., 29th March, 1920 ; Major, 10th December, 1930.
Proceeded with 2nd Battn. to Belgium in October, 1914. Wounded and taken prisoner near Ypres, 30th October, 1914 (1914 star, silver and bronze medals).
Served in Ireland during the rebellion, and with the Shanghai Defence Force, 1931.

Half Pay 28 August 1935. King George V Jubilee Medal.
Died 19 February 1937 at Netley Hospital.

The following supplemental information has been provided by a descendant, Howard Palmer (<HPalmer@2tg.co.uk>);-
".....Robert Henry Middleditch, .. was wounded and taken prisoner at Ypres on 30th October 1914.
Apparently his wounds were severe, and so, instead of being held in Germany he was repatriated (or transpatriated) to Switzerland, where he remained for the rest of the war at a hospital in Murren. His family (Father, mother and 2 sisters) were able to visit him for Christmas 1917 and the family still retains a silver cream jug which was won by one of the sisters in the Murren Christmas toboggan race!"

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