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Private Alfred Appleton Rifle Brigade 1094

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Milner

Hi All.

An article has appeared in our local newspaper regarding a British war medal that has been found. The finder would like to reunite the medal to the family. All we have is the inscription on the medal to go on, which reads Private A. Appleton Rifle brigade 1094. I have check the MIC (but not downloaded it), which confirms his name was Alfred Appleton and he is not listed on the CWGC. site.

 

Can anyone add any further information on this soldier to help us reunite the medal to the family.

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3rd Rifle Brigade. Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 17/2/15.

 

Andy 

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HTSCF Fareham

Lance Corporal 1094 Alfred Appleton, Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion

Service From Date: 04/09/1905
Service To Date: 18/11/1916
Silver War Badge Number: 77361
Reason for Discharge: Paragraph 392 King's Regulations (xvi) No longer physically fit for war service
47 minutes ago, Milner said:

Hi All.

An article has appeared in our local newspaper regarding a British war medal that has been found. The finder would like to reunite the medal to the family. All we have is the inscription on the medal to go on, which reads Private A. Appleton Rifle brigade 1094. I have check the MIC (but not downloaded it), which confirms his name was Alfred Appleton and he is not listed on the CWGC. site.

 

Can anyone add any further information on this soldier to help us reunite the medal to the family.

When you say the article was published in a local paper, whereabouts was this? This may help us to answer your query.

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clk

Hi,

 

The SWB record shows that he was discharged due to wounds.

 

35 minutes ago, HTSCF Fareham said:

Service From Date: 04/09/1905

 

In the 1911 census there is a 24 year old Alfred Appleton, serving in the 4th Bn Rifle Brigade, born in Maiden [Maldon??], Essex.

 

Regards

Chris

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HTSCF Fareham

It's then possible that this is him too.

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Milner
1 hour ago, HTSCF Fareham said:

Lance Corporal 1094 Alfred Appleton, Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion

Service From Date: 04/09/1905
Service To Date: 18/11/1916
Silver War Badge Number: 77361
Reason for Discharge: Paragraph 392 King's Regulations (xvi) No longer physically fit for war service

When you say the article was published in a local paper, whereabouts was this? This may help us to answer your query.

The local paper is the Hunts Post, published in Huntingdon. The item was found in a cardboard box which is believed may have come from a St. Ives school in Cambridgeshire. But nobody is sure about that.

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MBrockway

Preliminary searches suggest ...

 

Alfred APPLETON

Born: 16 Dec 1885, Little Totham, Essex (about 6 miles from Maldon)

Married: between 1911 and 1939, when he is listed as widowed in the National Register.

Death registered: Q1 1968 Maldon RD, 82yrs (giving Year of Birth c.1886)

 

Father: George APPLETON (B: c.1845, : D: between 1901 and 1911)

Mother: Emily Louisa APPLETON (B: c.1846; D: Q4, 1923)

 

Siblings:

Richard (B: c.1876)

John (B: c.1879)

Harry (B: c.1881)

Frances Lily (B: c.1884)  [Updated with additional forename from Milner - see Post #8]

ALFRED (B: c. 1886)  [our subject]

Emily Elsie (B: 1889)

 

All born in either Little Totham or Tolleshunt Major, Essex.

 

Father and several brothers were thatchers and rat catchers.

 

Candidates for the wife who had died by 1939 are Hilda Brown and Frances M Pengilley, but so far I've not been able to lock own either conclusively.

 

Most of this is based on the 1911, 1901 and 1891 censuses and the 1939 National Register.

 

A potential start on tracing his descendants for the medal anyway.

 

Mark

 

Edited by MBrockway
Sister's additional forename included

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Milner

Great information guys. I have also traced him living with his sister Lily in 1939 she was married to James D. Burrows

 

Burrows Household Maldon R.D., Essex, England

  First name(s) Last name(s) Birth year
  James D Burrows 1876
Frances (Lily) Burrows and 1 more person are on this record
 

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2 hours ago, Milner said:

Great information guys. I have also traced him living with his sister Lily in 1939 she was married to James D. Burrows

 

Burrows Household Maldon R.D., Essex, England

  First name(s) Last name(s) Birth year
  James D Burrows 1876
Frances (Lily) Burrows and 1 more person are on this record
 

 

That's the National Register entry where I got his being widowed in 1939 from.  I had not clocked Frances was his sister though!

 

The Burrows' address is Brookview, Witham Road, Tolleshunt Major, Essex.

 

Witham Road connects the adjacent hamlets of Little Totham and Tolleshunt Major with the parish boundary running through the NE corner of Little Totham, meaning parts of the former lie within the parish of the latter, so Brookview could be in either physical village.

 

The wider family seems to have residing in properties in BOTH villages.

 

 

His other sister Emily Elsie Appleton is working as a domestic nurse for a prominent cleric in 1911 ...

 

'Clonard', Templars Avenue, Golders Green, London NW11
TATLOW, Tissington; 35yrs; Head; Clerk in Holy Orders, Secretary of Religious Society
-, Emily; 35yrs; Wife;
-, Phyllis Angel; 1yrs; Daughter
APPLETON, Emily Elsie; 22yrs; Servant; single; Domestic nurse; Born: ~1889, Little Totham, Essex
LOVERING, Jessie; 30yrs; Servant; single; General servant

 

The DNB gives Tissington Tatlow, (1876–1957), general secretary of the Student Christian Movement, which is an interesting organisation worth a quick look (Wikipedia article is fairly good).

 

No obvious direct link to St Ives, Cambs. or Huntingdon yet though.

 

 

Mark

 

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