1894 May 19. born Essex
1901 Census living with parents at 34, Heyworth Road, West Ham
1911 Census living with parents at 5 Hatfield Road, Stratford,West Ham
1915 Nov 16 Landed in France.
1918 Jan 28. Commissioned in MGC
1918 Jan/Mar marries Grace H Abraham at West Ham. They had a son Leonard Derrick Appleford (1918 - 6.12.1999)
1920 Sep 17. Joins ADRIC with RIC no 73555, ADRIC no 589. F Coy.
1920 Dec 2. Promoted Section Leader.
He is believed to be in the Cairo Gang photo, numbered 6
There is certainly a good likeness between number 6 in the Cairo Gang photo and L G Appleford. The no 6 in Cairo Gang is centre of the 3, the other two are known photos of Appleford
1921 Jun 24 Murdered In Dublin
Two Auxiliaries (Cadet Leonard Appleford and Cadet George Gerald Warnes) are shot dead on Grafton St. near Chatham St by men from the 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, IRA. They were repeatedly shot by IRA gunmen who attacked them off duty. This was said to be part of a larger IRA operation. The IRA's intention was to encircle Grafton St and shoot all the Crown Forces they found within that area. To many of the IRA groups were stopped by British forces as they approached the area, and the plan was aborted. However 2 IRA men who had managed to get to Grafton St, recognised the two Auxiliaries and shot them
L G Appleford's F Coy Beret
His funeral at Holts Wood