Allen C. Middleton

Allen Middleton was born in Westville, New Jersey on 2/9/1910 to Julia and Harry Middleton. He had two older brothers and an older sister. The family lived in Westville, NJ. By 1940, Allen was boarding in a house in Bergenfield, NJ. He subsequently (1943) lived in Teaneck.

Allen attended public schools in Westville, NJ and graduated from Bucknell University in 1931. He taught at Moscow High School in Pennsylvania. In 1937 he received a Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He later served as the head of the Latin and French Departments at Bergenfield high School.

Allen enlisted in the Army in April of 1942. He became a Lieutenant at Fort Monmouth and was sent to Washington as a Signal Corps.aide. He then requested to be sent overseas.

While serving in Brisbane, Australia, he was killed by a deranged Australian soldier on 1/11/45 as he was leaving a public restroom.

It is not known where this highly intelligent and dedicated Army officer is buried.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. March 27, 1943

  1. 1920 United States Federal Census
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census
  4. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (Historical Military Records)

  1. WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List

National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C.Website

  1. 1 LT Allen C. Middleton
  2. World War II Honoree - Allen C. Middleton (U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Agent. Merdured while serving in Brisbane, Australia (for Camden Local History)

  1. Allen C Middleton - FIRST LIEUTENANT ALLEN C. MIDDLETON had a been a high school language teacher before the war. Fluent in at least two foreign languages, he was serving in Brisbane, Australia when he was shot dead by a deranged former Australian soldier upon leaving a public restroom. Frederick Everest, 34, suffered from paranoid delusions concerning the American armed forces. After shooting Lt. Middleton and Petty Officer John D. McCollum in separate attacks, Everest was apprehended and spent the rest of his life in a mental institution. Everest was labeled "The Man in the Grey Suit" by the Australian press.  
  2. Camden Courier-Post - February 6, 1945

  1. Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, January 14, 1945, Page 16