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Alfred William APPLETON

Regimental number1683
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoal miner
AddressHawthorn Road, Bulimba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Alfred Appleton, Hawthorn Road, Bulimba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Training Scheme
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 12), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Amelia APPLETON, Kent Street, New Farm, Brisbane

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