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John Appleton

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  • Service number
    2717 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Pre WW1 Private AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
Headstone, Otahuhu Public Cemetery of John Appleton 1838-1909 and son John Appleton 1876-1930 (photograph Paul Baker 2008) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Appleton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2717 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1876 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Pre WW1 Farmer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 06 Apr 1900 Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Appleton (father), Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • Rhodesia AWMM
      Rhodesia AWMM
    • 24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMM
      Transvaal, South Africa, Africa AWMM
    • Orange Free State AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2717 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 clasps) AWMM
    • Coronation Medal 1953 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Pre WW1 6 April 1900 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Pre WW1 Vessel was Waimate AWMM
    Private AWMM
    5 Contingent, D Squadron AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Pre WW1 11 August 1901 AWMM
    Completion of service AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eldest son of John Appleton 1838-1909 , who served with the 1st Waikato Militia Regiment and Josephine Lizzie Shouls

    1909: Married Mary Wharenui.

    Auckland Museum Boer War Display - photo of a section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    53 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 March 1930 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot 1/87 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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