Harrogate Herald - 25th April 1917
Roll of Honour
News has just come to hand that T Appleton
has died at a clearing hospital from wounds received in the head.
Before enlistment in March, 1915, he was employed at the
Knaresborough Branch of the Harrogate and District Co-operative
Society. He is the first employee out of over sixty enlistments from
this society to make the supreme sacrifice. He leaves a wife and two
Harrogate Herald - 17th April 1918
In loving memory of my dear husband, Rifleman Tom
Appleton, who fell in action April 17th, 1917.
"Called from this world of pain, A sweet rest
in Heaven to gain".
From his loving wife and children.
In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Rifleman
Tom Appleton (Leeds Rifles), of Starbeck, who died of wounds
April 17th, 1917.
Harrogate Herald - 16th April 1919
In loving memory of my dear husband, Tom Appleton,
2/8th West Yorks Regiment, who died April 17th, 1917.
Time changes many things, But loving memories ever
From his loving Wife and Children.
Harrogate Herald - 21st April 1943
Gunner John A Appleton, Royal Artillery, who
was reported missing just over a year ago, is now known to be a
prisoner of war in Japanese hands, interned at Taiwan Camp. He is
the youngest son of Mrs L H Winterburn, 33 Albert Place, Starbeck,
and of the late Mr Tom Appleton, who was killed on active
service in the last war.
He was a pupil at Starbeck School and played a
prominent part in local football. He played for Starbeck Old Boys
and St Andrew's. he joined the Royal Artillery two years prior to
the was and was previously a baker at the Café Imperial. He has two
brothers in the Army - one in the King's Own Yorkshire Light
Infantry, and the other in the Army Catering Corps - and one in the
Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Private Tom Appleton (307794)
Born : Starbeck
Enlisted : Harrogate
Residence : Starbeck
Died : 17th April 1917
Died of Wounds
France and Flanders
In Memory of
Rifleman 307794(7102). 2nd/8th Bn., West Yorkshire
Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) who died on Tuesday, 17th April 1917.
Husband of Mrs. L. H. Appleton, of 129, The
Avenue, Starbeck, Harrogate.
Cemetery: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY
EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference/Panel Number: I. C. 8.