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Major General Frederick Ernest Appleyard CB

I am grateful to Jim Kelleher, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, for all the information and images contained in this page.

Hobson (Adjt) Far left
Appleyard (on floor)
Jones VC far right (standing with hat)

Frederick Ernest Appleyard's military record is as follows:

Ensign 80th Foot 14 June 1850
Lieutenant 12 October 1852
81st. Foot 27 May 1853
Royal Fusiliers 17 June 1853
Captain 29 December 1854

Brevet. Major

26 December 1856
Major 31 August 1858
Depot. Battalion 24 December 1858
85th.Light Infantry 5 February 1861
Lieutenant Colonel 6 March 1867
Colonel 6 March 1872
Lieutenant Colonel 10th (Lincoln Regt) Foot 29 January 1881
Major General, Retired. 11 June 1884

Major General Appleyard CB served with the 80th Regiment in the Burmese War of 1852, and was present at the Capture of Martaban, Operation before Rangoon on the 12th, 13th and 14th April, the capture of the Great Dragon Pagoda with the storming party, and capture of Prome ( Medal with clasp for Pegu).

During the Eastern Campaign of 1854-55 he served with the Royal Fusiliers, was present at the Alma (wounded), and Inkerman, Siege of Sebastopol, including the Sorties on 5th April and 9th May, Defence of the Quarries 7th June, and Assault on the Redan 18th June - wounded (MID) Medal with 3 Clasps.

Brevet-Major, Knight of the Legion of Honour; 5th.Class of the Medjidie, and Turkish Medal.
Afghan War 1878-79 in Command of the 3rd.Brigade, 1st.Division Peshawur Valley Field Force.
Present at the attack and capture of Ali Musjid (MID) and in the Bazaar Valley (MID) Medal with clasp. Gazetted CB 29th May 1875.
Son of F N Appleyard formerly Cursitor of the High Court of the Chancery.

Appleyard died on 4 April 1911, aged 81. He is buried in Kensall Green cemetery

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