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William Eldron Appleyard



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  • Forenames
    William Eldron AWMM
  • Surname
    Appleyard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    New Zealand Wars 2222 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    1845 AWMM
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  • William Appleyard joined the 70th Regiment in 1845. He was stationed in Ireland in the latter half of the 1840's during 'The Troubles' before the regiment moved to India where he saw service during the Indian Rebellion and witnessed the execution of 36 mutineers by means of blowing from a cannon. He saw service in the Waikato Campaign from 1861 onwards, under Gen. Cameron. In 1866, he was discharged after 21 years of service to the regiment. He died on the 26th of February, 1910 at the age of 82 years. He was buried at Te Henui Cemetery. AWMM
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  • Death
    27 February 1910 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, Taranaki AWMM Plot 3, Lot 6, Row 6 - Primitive Methodist AWMM
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