John Appleton 1876 - 24 March 1930 Key details Contribute › Service number2717 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePre WW1 AWMMPrivate AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Headstone, Otahuhu Public Cemetery of John Appleton 1838-190 … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn AWMM SurnameAppleton AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number2717 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of EnglandChristian AWMM Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1876 AWMM Place of birthOpotikiBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesOpotikiBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentPre WW1 AWMMFarmer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 6 April 1900 AWMMOpotikiBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationJohn Appleton (father)OpotikiBay of PlentyNew Zealand AWMM Relationship status Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM CampaignsRhodesia AWMMRhodesia AWMM24 May 1900-31 May 1902 AWMMTransvaal AWMMTransvaalSouth AfricaAfrica AWMMOrange Free State AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number2717 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsQueen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 clasps) AWMMCoronation Medal 1953 AWMM Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentPre WW1 AWMM6 April 1900 AWMM Age on enlistmentPre WW1 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPre WW1 AWMM31 March 1900 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyPre WW1 AWMM31 March 1900 AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM5 Contingent, D Squadron AWMMWaimate AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 foot 10.5 inches AWMMWeightUnknown Period AWMM10 stone AWMM Report Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPre WW1 AWMM11 August 1901 AWMMCompletion of service AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Eldest son of John Appleton 1838-1909 , who served with the 1st Waikato Militia Regiment and Josephine Lizzie Shouls1909: Married Mary Wharenui AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death53 AWMM Date of death24 March 1930 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Death notesAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameOtahuhu Public CemeteryAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Grave referencePlot 1/87 AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember John Appleton by laying a poppy. Frank Archibald Appleton Ian Elliott Appleton John Appleton Leonard Appleton Lewis Appleton Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John Appleton Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20524820Archives NZNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) Warhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther Reference DocumentsStowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.