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Company sergeant major Samuel Appleby


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Battle of loos, Battles of the Somme, Kia first battle scarpe . 8th east York’s regiment. 14461 09/04/1917 Rest in peace 

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Welcome to the forum

fyi the middle medal is the wrong way round . You are showing the reverse

nice group to a snco 

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Welcome to GWF

His widow and family's pension index card add more on his background

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Image courtesy of WFA/Fold3

To avoid potential confusion = the 4.2.83 date of birth is that of his widow and the claim became DEAD, 1930 [this is because his widow had remarried and was no longer eligible and his yougest daughter reached 16 when, like her siblings, her entitlement would have ended too]

M

Edit: His date of death on the card is given as 9/13-4-17 - such a range of dates is not uncomomon during busy periods of attack and 9-4-17 would have been settled upon later, probably after post-action reports etc.

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I note CWGC give as 8th E Yorks. 

His trio MIC, entry to ToW  (1) France 17.10.15, doesn't specify his battalion so probably worth looking out his Medal Roll as another, earlier, Bn(s) may perhaps be indicated.

8EY War Diary currrently available to download for free from the National Archives [after free registration] - as a senior NCO he stands a higher chance of being mentioned than most other NCO/OR, but no promises. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352082

M

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3 hours ago, Coldstreamer said:

Welcome to the forum

fyi the middle medal is the wrong way round . You are showing the reverse

nice group to a snco 

Thank you for the info much appreciated 

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46 minutes ago, Matlock1418 said:

Welcome to GWF

His widow and family's pension index card add more on his background

1525823849_APPLEBYS14461.png.51f73827c86a951fbf9fe340dd183a3b.png

Image courtesy of WFA/Fold3

To avoid potential confusion = the 4.2.83 date of birth is that of his widow and the claim became DEAD, 1930 [this is because his widow had remarried and was no longer eligible and his yougest daughter reached 16 when, like her siblings, her entitlement would have ended too]

M

Edit: His date of death on the card is given as 9/13-4-17 - such a range of dates is not uncomomon during busy periods of attack and 9-4-17 would have been settled upon later, probably after post-action reports etc.

Thank you for that bit of info. His son was indeed George who served in the lancs fusiliers I believe he was in Africa and Burma in ww2 but I don’t have much more on him.

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1 minute ago, Paul2212 said:

His son was indeed George who served in the lancs fusiliers I believe he was in Africa and Burma in ww2 but I don’t have much more on him.

Glad things tie up.

As this is GWF [1914-19] unfortunately we can't really discuss George much as 'off-topic' however if you have questions on him you could try WW2Talk http://ww2talk.com/index.php 

His records will be with MoD https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

Now no more on George lest the Moderators consider locking your thread.

Good luck with your research

M

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23 minutes ago, Matlock1418 said:

Glad things tie up.

As this is GWF [1914-19] unfortunately we can't really discuss George much as 'off-topic' however if you have questions on him you could try WW2Talk http://ww2talk.com/index.php 

His records will be with MoD https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

Now no more on George lest the Moderators consider locking your thread.

Good luck with your research

M

Thank you, I have already added a post to the other site mentioned, yesterday hopefully I can take that further there. 
 

regards

paul

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On 10/03/2022 at 10:37, Matlock1418 said:

I note CWGC give as 8th E Yorks. 

His trio MIC, entry to ToW  (1) France 17.10.15, doesn't specify his battalion so probably worth looking out his Medal Roll as another, earlier, Bn(s) may perhaps be indicated.

8EY War Diary currrently available to download for free from the National Archives [after free registration] - as a senior NCO he stands a higher chance of being mentioned than most other NCO/OR, but no promises. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7352082

M

I found him in the war diaries, definitely 8EY thank you for the help

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