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Full Name
John Appleton
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John
Surname
Appleton
War
South African War, 1899-1902
Serial No.
2717
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
1876
Place of Birth
Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Religion
Church of England
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
John Appleton (father), Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Enlistment Address
Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Physical Description
  • Height: 5 foot 10.5 inches
  • Weight: 10 stone
Enlistment Date
6 April 1900
Body on Embarkation
5th Contingent
Embarkation Unit
5 Contingent, D Squadron
Embarkation Date
31 March 1900
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Waimate
Destination
Beira, Portuguese East Africa
Campaigns
  • Rhodesia
  • Western Transvaal
  • Western Orange Free State
Military Awards
  • Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 Clasps)
  • Coronation Medal 1953
Discharge Date
11 August 1901
Reason for Discharge
Completion of service
Place of Death
Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Death
24 March 1930
Age at Death
53
Year of Death
1930
Cemetery Name
Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand
Grave Reference
Plot 1/87
Biographical Notes
  • Eldest son of John Appleton 1838-1909 , who served with the 1st Waikato Militia Regiment and Josephine Lizzie Shouls
  • 1909: Married Mary Wharenui
Description of Image
Headstone, Otahuhu Public Cemetery of John Appleton 1838-1909 and son John Appleton 1876-1930 (photograph Paul Baker 2008)
Archives NZ source
Further References
Sources Used
  • Military Service Record
  • Stowers, R. (2004). Rough riders at war. (3rd ed.) Hamilton, NZ, The Author.
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