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Forename(s): John Wood

Place of Birth: Bolton, Lancashire

Service No: 33852

Rank: Pioneer

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers

Battalion / Unit: 46th Signal Coy

Division: 46th (North Midland) Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1916-04-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Q. 400 (Screen Wall).


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

John Wood Appleyard was the son of Edward Phipps and Mary Lydia Appleyard, née Wood. Both parents were born at Bolton, Lancashire.

1901 Bolton, Lancashire Census: 28, Bradford Avenue - John W. Appleyard, aged 3 years, born Bolton, son of Edward P. and Mary L. Appleyard.

1911 Sale, Cheshire Census: Rose Villa, Worthington Road - John Wood Appleyard, aged 13 years, born Bolton, Lancashire, son of Edward Phipps and Mary Lydia Appleyard.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pnr John W. Appleyard, 33852, R.E. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying Date [for 1914-15 Star]:3.8.15. Died.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pnr John W. Appleyard, 33852, Royal Engineers.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pioneer John Wood Appleyard, 33852, Royal Engineers. Date and Place of Death: 20.4.16. 2nd Western Gen. Hosp., M'chester. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Edward P. £7 16s. 7d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for John. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Mary Lydia Appleyard. Relationship: Mother. Address 1. 'Lynton' Winkley Street, Southport. Address 2. 3, Carthew Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall.

John is commemorated by Bolton Remembers: an online reference documenting Bolton's war dead (

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division

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Forename(s): John Wood

Born: Bolton, Lancs


Enlisted: Lancaster

Number: 33852

Rank: Pioneer

Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers



Died Date: 20/04/16

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home

Notes: (Base Signal Depot, R.E.)

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Forename(s): John Wood

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 33852

Rank: Pioneer

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Unit: 46th Signal Coy.

Age: 18


Died Date: 20/04/1916

Additional Information: Born at Bolton. Son of Mr. E. P. and Mrs. M. L. Appleyard, of Stone Bower, Burton-in-Lonsdale, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth.



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28 April 1916


War Items - The death has occurred of Pte. John Appleyard, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Appleyard, who reside at Clod Villa, Ingleton. The deceased joined the Royal Engineers shortly after the outbreak of war, and was out at the Front before he was 18 years of age. After training in England for a time, he was sent out to Egypt, and subsequently he proceeded from there to France. He was invalided home with enteric fever and died at a hospital in Manchester; the funeral taking place on Monday last. The deceased's elder brother has also spent some months at the Front as a dispatch rider, and he also has been invalided home. The Ingleton Roll of Honour now contains the names of 260 men who are either now serving their country or who have attested under Lord Derby's scheme, or who have already "done their bit."

The following men are time-expired and are now at home:- Lance-Corporal J. A. Preston, Pte. G. Wadeson, Pte. J. Nash. - Amongst others who have been home for Easter are Quarter-Master Sergeant J.W. Lambert, Pte. Oscar Greenwood (Sportsmen's Battalion), Corporal W. J. Routledge, Pte. Norman Monks, who is training in the Newcastle district.

18 May 1917


On Sunday evening a well-attended service was held at St. Oswald's Church in memory of Pte. W. Stockdale, only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Stockdale, Trees Farm, Thornton-in-Lonsdale, who died in France of meningitis. Special hymns and psalms were sung, and the Dead March was played by the organist, Miss Nancy Shaw. The Vicar, the Rev. R.H. Crane, made a touching reference to the deceased, and sketched his career in the Sunday School and in the choir. He also made suitable reference to the death of two other soldiers from the parish, viz., Pte. W. Smith, who was killed in France, and Pte. J. Appleyard, who died in a Manchester Hospital.


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