Private George Ernest Appleby

Army Number: 202046 (formerly 24865 Leicestershire Regiment)

Battalion: 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived at Thurmaston, Leicestershire. Son of Joseph and Annie Appleby, of 261, Main Street, Thurmaston. He was an iron fitter prior to enlisting at Syston, Leicestershire on 11th December 1915. He was transferred to the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment on 7th February 1916. Went to France on 26th February 1917 and was killed in action, 21st March 1918, aged 24, whilst holding the line near Noreuil, France on the opening day of the German Spring Offensive or (Kaiserschlact)

Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France, Bay 7

Arras Memorial, France.

Private George Ernest Appleby is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Thurmaston War Memorial, Thurmaston, Leicestershire.