Other names: James
Locations in this story: Bradford, West YorkshireManningham, West YorkshireBattersea, LondonFrance & FlandersFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: James Appleyard was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on 3 Jun1881 and baptised at St. Mark's Church, Manningham, West Yorkshire, on 27 Jun 1881 the son of John Appleyard and Matilda Appleyard (nee Deacon). James had qualified as a Doctor by the time he married Ruby Tizard at St. Luke's Church, Battersea, London, on 6 Dec 1909. By 1911 he had set up practice at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, living in Glebe Cottage, Parsonage Street, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps eventually holding the rank of Captain. He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Knapp Orchard, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, as a Medical Practitioner. There is no confirmed date of his death.