John Appleton Born 1876 - Died 24 March 1930 PDF Print Share Key details Service number2717 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPre WW1 Private AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy 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 England, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth1876 AWMM Place of birthOpotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesOpotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentPre WW1 Farmer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 06 Apr 1900 Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationJohn Appleton (father), Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM CampaignsRhodesia AWMMRhodesia AWMM24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMMTransvaal, South Africa, Africa AWMMOrange Free State AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number2717 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsQueen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 clasps) AWMMCoronation Medal 1953 AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentPre WW1 6 April 1900 AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPre WW1 Vessel was Waimate AWMMPrivate AWMM5 Contingent, D Squadron AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM5 foot 10.5 inches AWMMWeight, Unknown Period AWMM10 stone AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPre WW1 11 August 1901 AWMMCompletion of service AWMMPrivate AWMM 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.Auckland Museum Boer War Display - photo of a section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death53 AWMM Date of death24 March 1930 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Death notesAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameOtahuhu Public Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Grave referencePlot 1/87 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember John Appleton by laying a poppy. Ian Elliott Appleton James William Appleton John Appleton Leonard Appleton Lewis Appleton Lay a poppy for 2016 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=20524820Further ReferenceNew 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.