John Ralph (Jack) APPERLY

APPERLY, John Ralph

Service Number: 10311
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Army Medical Corps (AIF)
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, 2 May 1892
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: State School Eaglehawk
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Illness, Adelaide, South Australia, 12 March 1936, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Eaglehawk Presbyterian Sunday School Roll of Honour, Eaglehawk Uniting Church Honour Board and Memorial Windows
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 10311, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Melbourne
4 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 10311, Army Medical Corps (AIF)
4 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 10311, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
28 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 10311

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

John Ralph APPERLY was born on 2nd May, 1892 in Eaglehawk, Victoria

His parents were William Berman APPERLY and Pauline Mary LONGSTAFF

He enlisted in Melbourne on 11th August, 1915 and embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Euripides on 4th April, 1916

He returned to Australia on 8th September, 1919 also on the ship Euripides and was discharged on 28th January, 1920

John married on 17th August, 1925 in All Saints Church, East St Kilda to Enid Rose McQUIE and had three children, Rosemary Anne, Enid Jocelyn Prudence & Fairlie

He died on 12th March, 1936 in a private hospital in Adelaide, late of Wilsden St, North Walkerville and is buried in Dudley Park Cemetery in South Australia

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal


OBITUARY - The Age Melbourne, 14th March, 1936 page 23

Mr. John Ralph Apperly, a member of the staff of the Commonwealth Savings Bank, died in Adelaide on Wednesday night, at the age of 45 years.  Born at Eaglehawk, he joined the staff of the Commonwealth Bank just before the war and he left Australia shortly afterwards on active service.  After the Armistice he entered the office of the Commonwealth Bank in London and later returned to Australia.  The late Mr. Apperly leaves a widow and three daughters