Edgar APPLEYARD

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APPLEYARD, Edgar

Service Number: 609
Enlisted: 15 October 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Alberton, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Alberton, Wellington, Victoria
Schooling: Alberton State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - gunshot wound to the back, 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 3 August 1917
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row F, Grave 283 Chaplain Captain E. Warren Tomkins officiated Headstone inscription reads: The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 609, Light Horse, Enlisted at Melbourne
25 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 609, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
25 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 609, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
19 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 609, Light Horse, Gunshot wound to the back. He was on the danerously ill list from the time of wounding until he died
3 Aug 1917: Involvement Trooper, SN 609, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur Horatio and Mary Ann Appleyard of Alberton, 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

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

Gordon William Appleyard who died of wounds on 24 August 1916 while serving with the 9th Battalion

Allen Richard Appleyard who returned to Australia on 19 April 1919 having served with the 9th Light Horse Regiment

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

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