Appleby, Sydney

Dates: [c. 1887-1919]

War Service: Sydney Appleby served as a sergeant with 33rd Company Australian Army Service Corps. His service number was 975. He enlisted in New South Wales, Australia on 24th September 1914. He sailed from Sydney on the Port Macquarie on 21st December 1914 and served in Egypt. He arrived in the UK on 1st February 1919 and had been granted leave until 4th April 1919. He died of influenza and pneumonia on 22nd February 1919 at his father's home, Eversley, Dallham Avenue, Egham, Surrey. He is buried at Brockley Cemetery.

Location of Memorial: Sergeant Appleby is buried in Brockley Cemetery where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Sydney Appleby was born c1887 in Bermondsey, the son of William Henry and Annie Appleby, of 40, Jerningham Road, New Cross, London, England. In the 1901 census he was living at 10 New Cross Road with his family. He had three brothers Bertie, Percy and Stanley and a sister Dorothy. At the time of his enlistment in 1914 he was living in New South Wales and gave his occupation as farmer. Sergeant Appleby's funeral was attended by his father and two of his brothers, together with representatives of the Australian Imperial Army.


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