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  • Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of William, a chair frame maker, and Fanny Elizabeth Appleton, he was born c 1900 in the parish of St Paul's Nottingham. On the 1901 Census the family were living at 8 Magson Terrace Nottingham. By the 1911 census the family were living at Wesley House, Forester Grove, Carlton. William was still at school. He was one of 3 children although one had already died by 1911.
20 Aug 1918
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4024323 - CWGC Website
41185
Private
1st Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Private William Appleton, enlisted at Nottingham, he initially served with the service number 6/21646 with the Leicestershire Regiment before transferring to 1st Battalion King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). He died of wounds on 20th August 1918. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.Grave Reference: II D 24
In memoriam published 20th August 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “APPLETON. – In said but loving memory of our dear and only son, Pte. W. Appleton, who died of wounds August 20th, 1918. Only those that have loved and lost know the bitterness of gone. – Mam, dad, sister Elsie. “APPLETON. – In loving memory of our dear nephew, Pte. Willie Appleton, died of wounds in Bolougne August 20th, 1918. Supreme sacrifice. Also our dear mother, Fanny Judd, fell asleep July 21st, 1909. Not good bye, loved ones; only good night. – Aunties and uncles.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle
    William Appleton - Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle