|Place of birth||Alberton, South Gippsland, Victoria|
|School||Alberton State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Alberton, South Gippsland, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M A Appleyard, Alberton, South Gippsland, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/13/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Light Horse Regiment|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Given name on RoHc is Edgar John.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Gaza, Palestine|
|Age at death||28|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||Cairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 283), Egypt|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Arthur and Mary APPLEYARD, Welshpool, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3751 Sergeant Charles Courtney APPLEYARD MM, 23rd Bn, died of wounds, 15 November 1916; 4027 Pte Darcy James APPLEYARD, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 29 May 1919; 152 Staff Sergeant Frank APPLEYARD, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, returned to Australia, 21 December 1917; 865 Pte Gordon William APPLEYARD, 9th Bn, died of wounds, 24 August 1916; 1783 Pte Allen Richard APPLEYARD, 9th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 16 May 1915
Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 31 October 1915 (influenza); returned to duty, 8 November 1915.
To hospital, 10 November 1915 (debility); disembarked Alexandria, 15 November 1915; admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 November 1915; transferred to New Zealand and Australian Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 4 December 1915; discharged to unit, 11 December 1915.
Marched out to Serapeum, 26 February 1916.
Found guilty, 24 July 1916 of disobeying an order and being unshaven on parade: awarded 2 extra stable piquets.
Wounded, 19 April 1917; admitted to 6th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917; transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 22 April 1917 (gun shot wound, spine); to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 22 April 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 24 April 1917; reported as dangerously ill, 25 April 1917; taken off dangerously ill list, 5 May 1917; placed back on generously ill list, 10 May 1917.
Died of wounds, No 14 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 2 August 1917 (gun shot wound, back).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, APPLEYARD Edgar|