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Frederick William APPLETON

Regimental number3007
Place of birthEmerald Hill, South Melbourne, Victoria
Place of birthSt. Kilda, Victoria
SchoolBalaclava State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBalaclava, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Appleton, 308 Carlisle Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 7 August 1916

Military Cross (Crossed through)

Recommendation date: 11 August 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 6 December 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA prominent member of Royal Yacht Club, St Kilda Yacht Club, Brighton Yacht Clubs, being a successful skipper of the six metre Yacht Rip which defended the Northcote Cup on several occasions. Mentioned in despatches. Wounded Pozieres and Bullecourt. (Brother)
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 1/5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lawrence and Mary APPLETON

Croix de Guerre

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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