Waterloo Region Generations
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Private William Byecroft Appleyard

Private William Byecroft Appleyard

Male 1896 - 1917  (21 years)

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  • Name William Byecroft Appleyard 
    Prefix Private 
    Born 14 Jan 1896  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting military, misfortune 
    Military WW1 - 111th Battalion  [6
    Appleyard,WilliamB.-WW-1.jpg
    Appleyard,WilliamB.-WW-1.jpg
    Occupation 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer Son 
    Religion 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    WW1, 111th Battalion 
    Occupation 1916  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    farmer 
    Residence Abt 1916  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military 18 Mar 1916  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Enlistment WW1 
    Misfortune 1917  , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in WW1 - He was wounded by a gas shell on Sept. 22nd and died on the 24th 
    Residence Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-66600P 
    Died 24 Sep 1917  , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Cause: "Died of Wounds" (Gas Shell) 
    Buried Barlin Communal Cemetery, Barlin, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Person ID I338619  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Joseph Appleyard,   b. 1868, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1939, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Jessie Mitchell Davidson,   b. CALC 25 Aug 1862, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1938, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1893  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F247759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1896 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1916 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1916 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlistment WW1 - 18 Mar 1916 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in WW1 - He was wounded by a gas shell on Sept. 22nd and died on the 24th - 1917 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: "Died of Wounds" (Gas Shell) - 24 Sep 1917 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Barlin Communal Cemetery, Barlin, Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Died From Wounds

      Pte. Wm. Appleyard Makes the Supreme Sacrifice - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Appleyard, Wrigley's Corners, have been notified that their eldest son, Pte. William Appleyard, has been seriously wounded. He and another brother, Joseph, enlisted with the 111th batt. This news was received on Friday. On Sunday the parents were informed that their son had died from his wounds while still in the clearing station. He was wounded by a gas shell on Sept. 22nd and died on the 24th. This makes the third young man from Wrigley's Corners district who has made the supreme sacrifice, the other two being Ptes. Cecil Birley and Robert A. Riddell.

      The Ayr News Oct 4 1917

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-11 Page 6.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers, RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 203 - 16.

    3. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 39316 (1896), William Byecroft.
      William Byecroft Appleyard Date of Birth: 14 Jan 1896 Gender: Male Birth County: Waterloo Father's Name: Joseph Appleyard (teamster of Galt) Mother's Name: Jessie M Davidson

    4. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 4.

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Appleyard/ In Loving memory of/ Joseph Appleyard/ died May 15, 1939/ In his 71st year/ Jessie M. Davidson/ his wife/ died July 8, 1938/ In Her 76th year/ William B. Appleyard/ Killed In Action/ Sept. 24, 1917/ aged 22 years/ J. Clarence Appleyard/ died from Wounds Received in France/ Mar. 22, 1921/ Aged 24 Years/ George D.
      Appleyard/ Accidentally Killed/ June 16, 1931/ Aged 36 Years.

    6. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    7. [S2443] Military - Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty).
      William Byecroft Appleyard Death Date: 29 Sep 1917 Rank: Private Unit: 4th Battalion Service number: 730611 Cemetery: Barlin Communal Cemetery Cemetery Location: 2 1/4 Miles South West of Noeux-les-Mines, France Burial Place: les-Mines, France

      "Died of Wounds" (Gas Shell) at No.6 Casualty Clearing Station.

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Joseph Appleyard (farmer of Galt) b. England Age: 24 born abt 1869 father: James Appleyard mother: Mary Ann Appleyard married Jessie M Davidson (res. Toronto) Age:: 29 born abt 1864 b. Ayr Ont father: William Davidson mother: Janet Davidson married 27 Mar 1893 Marriage Place: York, Toronto

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Joseph Appleyard Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1869 Birth Place: England Marriage Date: 27 Mar 1893 Marriage County or District: York Father: James Appleyard Mother: Mary Ann Appleyard Spouse: Jessie M Davidson Spouse's Age: 29 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1864 Spouse Birth Place: Ayr, Ontario Spouse Father: William Davidson Spouse Mother: Janet Davidson