APPLETON, Private Lancelot

APPLETON, Private Lancelot   (On Nelson Cenotaph as L. Appleton)

Regimental Number: 442321

Military Unit: Canadian Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Date of Death: 10 July, 1917 (Vimy Sector)

Age at Death: 24            

Place of Burial: La Targette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France


Attestation: 6 May, 1915, Vernon Camp (54th Battalion)

Previous Military Experience:

Date and Place of Birth: 24 October, 1892; Ripon, Yorkshire, England

Occupation: Rancher

Residence: Castlegar, BC

Next of Kin: William Appleton (Father), Castlegar, BC, and Mary Appleton

   (Mother), Scriven, Yorkshire, England

Religion: Wesleyan

Marital Status: Single

Newspaper items; Letters; Other information:

The Daily News, May 13, 1915:

Enlisted with the 54th battalion at Nelson.

Immigration Records:

Immigrated to Canada 30 April, 1906 (age 15), Liverpool to Montreal with parents and brother; destination at that time—Regina.

2nd Battalion War Diary:

10 July/17—Brigade Reserve—Working parties as usual. In the early morning up to 3:00 a.m., an intermittent bombardment of this area was kept up by enemy artillery. One O.R. was killed. Considerable aerial activity.

W.W. Murray, The History of the 2nd Canadian Battalion (East Ontario Regiment) Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War 1914-1919—Nominal Roll:

Killed in action.