Regimental number12/300
Date of birth14 July 1892
Place of birthOpotiki
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 8.25"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J L Appleton, Marlborough Street, Dominion Road, Auckland
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
Fate8 May 1915
Place of burialTwelve Tree Copse Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Mrs J. L. Appleton, of Ford St., Opotiki, Bay of Plenty
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Reported wounded and missing, 8 May 1915.

Court of Enquiry, 16 January 1916, concluded: 'Now believed dead.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 22270762