THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MIDDLETON John Rickards
Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy

CITATION
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Gazetted

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 13 August 1915, p8133
Lieutenant Commander Middleton on three occasions entered the minefield under heavy fire, when he organized and successfully carried out attacks, by means of explosive creeps, on the cables and jack stays. Dardanelles

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen’s South Africa Medal
       Defence of Ladysmith
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches

Mention in Despatches in South Africa

NOTES
Born 19 October 1880, London, England
Died 30 July 1982, New Plymouth, New Zealand