(Service number 55388)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank||Lance corporal|
|Date||7 February 1891||Place of Birth||Albury, South Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||69 Warrington Street, St albans, Wellington|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs D. APPLEBY (wife), Main School, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||34th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company|
|Date||8 February 1918|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Infantry Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||26 February 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||9 November 1965||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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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