Gordon William APPLEYARD

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APPLEYARD, Gordon William

Service Number: 865
Enlisted: 3 September 1914, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Alberton, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Alberton, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Binbinwarrie State School, Victoria
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - multiple gunshot wounds, 44th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 24 August 1916
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row F, Grave 25 Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved son of j & G Appleyard of Gippsland
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 865, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 865, 9th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 865, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
20 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 865, Pozières, Multiple gunshot wounds

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Appleyard and Jane (nee Scott) Appleyard of Alberton, South Gippsland, Victoria

Brother of:-

Charles Courtney Appleyard MM who died of wounds on 15 November 1916 while serving with the 23rd Battalion

Darcy James Appleyard who returned to Australia on 29 May 1919 having served with the 23rd Battalion

Ernest Appleyard who was discharged on his mother's request prior to leaving Australia

Frank Appleyard who returned to Australia on 21 December 1917 having served with Australian Ordnance

Allen Richard Appleyard who returned to Australia on 19 April 1919 having served with the 1st Artillery Brigade

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlisting he was a member of the Gippsland Rifle Club

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