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Gordon William APPLEYARD

Regimental number865
Place of birthAlberton, Victoria
SchoolGinginwarrie State School
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Geo Appleyard, Alberton, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName on RoHc is William Gordon. Pte W.G. Appleyard was one of six brothers who enlisted with the A.I.F.
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30
Place of burialPuchvillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Jane APPLEYARD. Native fo Alberton, South Gippsland, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 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; 609 Pte Ernest APPLEYARD, discharged at mother's request before leaving Australia; 152 Staff Sergeant Frank APPLEYARD, Australian Army Ordnance Corps, returned to Australia, 21 December 1917; 1783 Gunner Allen Richard APPLEYARD, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919; Cousin: 609 Pte Edgar John APPLEYARD, 8th Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 2 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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