|Place of birth||Waverley, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||71 Morrah Street, Parkville, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss L Apperly, 71 Morrah Street, Parkville, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 2 April 1915 and posted to 9th Reinforcements for 6th Bn. T.O.S. 6th Bn 7 January 1916. Transferred to 58th Bn 17 February 1916.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Mother: Jessie SEATON (married Henry Lawrence APPERLY, April 1885; he died March 1908; re-married Robert Graham SEATON, who divorced her in 1917. Statutory declaration, 15 January 1921: ' ... the last time I saw my son was about 2 years or more before he enlisted and the only reason I can think of him leaving his sister as next-of-kin instead of myself is that he supposed me dead.' Medals allotted to mother.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.
Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 6 March 1916; rejoined unit, 24 March 1916.
Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 30 March 1916; transferred same day to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia (sore feet); discharged to duty, 24 March 1916.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 29 March 1916; rejoined Bn, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 July 1916 (debility); transferred same day to 12th Casualty Clearing Station (influenza); discharged to duty, 16 July 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'KILLED IN ACTION, 19 July 1916'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Sister's address subsequently 20 Blenheim Street, East St Kilda, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, APPERLY Frank Colin|