Private Alexander Middlemiss

Private Alexander Middlemiss, 1st/6th ( Territorial ) Battalion ,Northumberland Fusiliers. He died of wounds in Flanders on 2nd November 1917, received during the Battle of Third Ypres. He was the son of John  Middlemiss of West Learmouth, Cornhill on Tweed and is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. The incessant shelling had destroyed the Flanders drainage system and turned the ground into a desolate quagmire as can be seen from the photographs.

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