GUARDSMAN WILLIAM B APPLEGARTH
17TH JANUARY 1917 AGE 20
BURIED: COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE
William Applegarth served in the Machine Gun section of the Coldstream Guards and was killed in action at Combles on 17 January 1917. Born in Casterton, Westmoreland, a fact recorded by his mother in the War Grave Commission's records, where their father was a farmer, the family had moved to Scorton in Lancashire by the time the war broke out.
His younger brother, John Oliver Drouet Applegarth, was killed in action on 9 October 1918 and is buried in Forenville Military Cemetery. His inscription reads: