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Frederick Ernest Appleyard
Born (1829-06-06)6 June 1829
Died 4 April 1911(1911-04-04) (aged 81)
Place of birth Surrey, England
Place of death Unknown
Place of burial Kensall Green cemetery
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1830-1884
Rank Major General
Battles/wars

Second Anglo-Afghan War

Relations Frederick Newman Appleyard (father)

Major General Frederick Ernest Appleyard CB (6 June 1829 – 4 April 1911) was a British Army commander who served in numerous Victorian Era military campaigns including the Crimean War and the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Appleyard was born on 6 June 1829 in Surrey, England to Frederick Newman Appleyard (formerly Cursitor of the High Court of the Chancery). He first enlisted as an Ensign in the 80th Regiment of Foot on 14 June 1850 at the age of twenty. He served in the Burmese War of 1852, and was present at the Capture of Martaban, Operation before Rangoon on 12, 13 and 14 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 5 April and 9 May, Defence of the Quarries 7 June, and Assault on the Redan 18 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 29 May 1875. By the end Appleyard's military career he had held numerous commands, including the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division Peshawar Valley Field Force in the Second Anglo-Afghan conflict.

Appleyard retired from the military in 1884 at the rank of Major General. In 1885, he married Gertrude Tappen at St Mary's Church, West Brompton. She later competed in the archery event at the 1908 London Olympic Games.

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

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