APPLEBY, Douglas
(Service number 55388)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Lance corporal


Date 7 February 1891 Place of Birth Albury, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 69 Warrington Street, St albans, Wellington
Occupation Bank clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs D. APPLEBY (wife), Main School, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 34th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Date 8 February 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 26 February 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Bank manager


Date 9 November 1965 Age 74 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Douglas Appleby was born on 7 February 1891 at Albury, the son of John Thomas and Mary Appleby. As his father was a station master, the family probably moved about the country. Douglas started his schooling at Hornby School, moving from there to Little River School, and later to Riversdale School and Gore Main.

Douglas married Donella Brown on 17 December 1917 at Wellington. When he enlisted, Donella was at Main School, Timaru. Sergeant D. Appleby embarked on 8 February 1918. Draft 211 - the troopship “Briton” - with over a thousand men aboard including Lance Corporal D. Appleby, of Timaru, was due at Lyttelton in late January 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 September 2020]; School Admission records [01 September 2020]; Sun, 23 January 1919 (Papers Past) [20 December 2015]

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