Other names: James
Locations in this story: Bradford, West YorkshireManningham, West YorkshireBattersea, LondonFrance & FlandersParsonage Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetStock, Essex
Story: James Appleyard was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on 3rd June 1881 and baptised at St. Mark's Church, Manningham, West Yorkshire, on 27th June 1881, the son of John Appleyard and Matilda Appleyard (née Deacon). James had qualified as a Doctor by the time he married Ruby Tizard at St. Luke's Church, Battersea, London, on 6th December 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 from 3 Jan 1916 and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census records him in Fontmell Magna working as a Medical Practitioner as he was by the time of the 1939 Register where he lived at Knapp Orchard, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Following advice from a family member it is now known he that died on 22nd June 1964 at his home The Annexe, The Mill House, Mill Road, Stock, Essex. His wife died shortly after at Stock on 26th September 1964.