b. 28/08/1877 Brooklyn, New York. d. 26/09/1937 Brooklyn, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/06/1900 Tientsin, China.
Appleton was born August 28, 1877 in Brooklyn, New York, and after entering the US Marine Corps in 1898 he was sent as a Corporal to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion. On June 20, 1900, while fighting in Tientsin, China he crossed the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire and assisted in destroying several buildings occupied by the enemy. It is unknown when he received his Medal of Honor. He died in Brooklyn, New York, aged 59 in 1937.
In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire, Appleton assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
SECTION K/111, LOT 13724/41
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.