The grave of Wm Middleton

William Middleton's headstone at Tournai Cemetery

The inscription reads

241236 Private
W Middleton
Gordon Highlanders
8th December 1918


The grave of William Middleton

Willie's grave in the Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension


Tournai  allied cemetery

The Cross of Sacrifice, Alter and graves at Tournai


Tournai  allied cemetery

William Middleton's grave is centre front with red roses to left


Tournai  allied cemetery

View cemetery plan


The author is forever grateful to the farmer who's field adjoins the cemetery extension behind the pavilions in the background of the above photograph. Having travelled from Scotland to visit the grave of my relative William Middleton and that of George Douglas at Tournai I was horrified to find the town cemetery closed at 6pm on a summer evening. The CWGC information site gave no advance notice of this.

Like me, he was aware that the land was the free gift of the Belgian people to Great Britain and her Empire and kindly ' assisted ' my entry , thus avoiding the need to walk through the closed town cemetery.

Thank You

Photographed August 2001


The grave of Pte William Middleton

GNSR Memorial, Aberdeen Station


The memorial to the fallen employees of The Great North of Scotland Railway Company is located in the foyer of Aberdeen Railway Station.

The memorial was unveiled on 15th February 1921 by the Very Reverend Sir George Adam Smith, Principal of Aberdeen University in the railway headquaters at 80 Guild Street. It was rededicated at it's present location on 8th November 1981.

On it is recorded the name of
Pte William Middleton, Gordon Highlanders.

The name of Wm Middleton