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Lieutenant Norman Appleby


Harrogate Herald - 4th April 1917

Roll of Honour

Mr & Mrs John Appleby, Glen Roy, East Parade, Harrogate, have had intimation that their son, Lieutenant Norman Appleby, of the Canadians, is reported "missing as from March 29th". Lieutenant Appleby, it will be remembered, played three-quarters back for the Harrogate Old Boys, before emigrating to Canada. He obtained his commission some four months since and was hopefully looking forward to further usefulness in his country's cause.


Harrogate Herald - 11th April 1917

Roll of Honour

Lieutenant Norman Appleby, son of Mr & Mrs John Appleby, of Glen Roy, East Parade, Harrogate, who was reported missing in our last issue, has been killed in action. During an operation on the enemy trenches on 29th March he was killed instantly, and died without pain. The success of the operation was due largely to the determined and gallant way in which he carried out his work. His conduct inspired those under him, and his loss to the whole battalion is keenly felt.

[NOTE : Not shown on SDGW as he is Canadian - Check on Internet for Canadian records]



In Memory of


Lieutenant 31st Bn., Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regt.) who died on Thursday, 29th March 1917. Age 27.

Additional Information:

Son of John Appleby and Mary Amelia Appleby, of "Glen Roy," 91, East Parade, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. Enlisted in 1914.

Commemorative Information

Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France


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