William Traill APPLETON

APPLETON, William Traill

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 9 April 1915, Melbourne
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 20 April 1883
Home Town: Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Manager
Died: Killed In Action, France, 24 July 1916, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery
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Memorials: Anglesea Recreation & Sports Club Honor Roll, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

9 Apr 1915: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, Officer, 7th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 7th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, Officer, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
24 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

William Traill APPLETON was born on 20th April, 1883 in Geelong, Victoria

His parents were William Thomas APPLETON and Elizabeth TRAILL

He attended Melbourne Church of England Grammar School from 1898.  He was manager of Huddart Park & Co. Ltd. when he enlisted.  He joined the 7th Battalionand after being in camp for some tiem, on 16th July 1915 gained a commission.  He was killed in the Pozieres fighting.

War Services Old Melburnians 1914 - 1918

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