Cyril Barkly APPERLY

APPERLY, Cyril Barkly

Service Number: 9467
Enlisted: 4 August 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boundary rider
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 7 November 1917
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium
Plot 14 Row B Grave 8, The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 9467, 6th Field Artillery Brigade
22 Nov 1915: Involvement Gunner, 9467, 6th Field Artillery Brigade
22 Nov 1915: Embarked Gunner, 9467, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Cyril Barkly Apperly was born in Petersham NSW in 1893. He enlisted in South Australia during 1915, and had been working as a boundary rider in the Mount Gambier area. He gave his next of kin as his mother, Jessie Wakefield, (her maiden name). His father Henry Lawrence Apperly had died in 1908.

The mother could not be located after the war and his next of kin was changed to his sister, Lily Jamieson of Parkville, Victoria. The sister received all of Cyril’s medals.

Cyril Apperly’s younger brother, 2777 Pte. Frank Colin Apperly 58th Battalion had been killed in action at Fromelles 19 July 1916, aged 20.

Cyril’s mother, Jessie Seaton, contacted Base Records during late 1921 seeking his medals only to be informed that as she, the mother, could not be found, the medals had been sent to Cyril’s sister.

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