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John Appleton

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Headstone, Otahuhu Public Cemetery of John Appleton 1838-1909 and son John Appleton 1876-1930 (photograph Paul Baker 2008) - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, Otahuhu Public Cemetery of John Appleton 1838-1909 and son John Appleton 1876-1930 (photo …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Appleton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 2717 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1876 AWMM OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 6 April 1900 AWMM Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • 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
  • Campaign
    • Rhodesia AWMM
    • 24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMM
    • Orange Free State AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 2717 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 6 April 1900 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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
    South Africa 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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  • Death
    24 March 1930 AWMM
    Age 53 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Plot 1/87 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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