216604 Sgt.-Obsr. William James Middleton,
D.F.M. — Medaille d'Honneur avec Glaives, en Argent, gazetted 23 August 1919.
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
No. F.16604 A.C.1 (Gunlayer) William
James Middleton (Woodford Green).
He has taken part in 67 raids and has shown conspicuous gallantry and skill in bombing enemy lines of communication, dumps and aerodromes. On one occasion he obtained six direct hits, despite intense anti-aircraft fire.