Sergeant Melvin C Middleton

14 Nov 1914 - 29 Jun 1944

  • CVSM with Clasp Ribbon

Melvin Cyril Middleton was the son of Mary Middleton, of Kenora, Ontario. He enlisted in Royal Winnipeg Rifles on 13 June 1940. He was 6’, 156 lbs, Medium complexion, Blue eyes, Brown hair and with 20/20 vision.

He volunteered for Airborne forces and transferred to 1st Canadian Parachute battalion on 23 August 1942, qualified as a parachutist on 12 December 1942 at Fort Benning, Georgia, USA.

He arrived in England on 28 July 1943, was promoted to Sergeant on 20 November 1943, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Sergeant Middleton and the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion jumped into Normandy on the night of 5/6 June 1944. He died of wounds on 29 June 1944, aged 29, and was buried in Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

If you are part of Sgt Middleton’s family and would like to complete this biography, you can apply to the curator to do so. To do this you will need to become a member of ParaData and select the 'friend or family member' option on the registration form.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a member please visit our registration page.

Members of ParaData can submit their material by clicking on the 'Add content to this article' button on the right.

By Rod Gibson

Read More

Service History

Decorations

Latest Comments

There are currently no comments for this content.

Add your comment