Harry Appleton was born at Bootle on the 2nd September 1895. He was the son of William Henry Appleton and Constance Mary (nee Parkinson).  
 
His mother died in 1904, aged thirty-eight, and by 1911 the family unit had split up.
 
In 1911 brother Percy was lodging with the Neale family at 35 Hertford Road, Bootle and his sister Dorothy Mary was living at Ambleside with her aunt and uncle, Thomas Booth Atkinson and Sarah Atkinson (nee Parkinson) as their adopted daughter.
 
Harry himself was a farm servant at Pantllan Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
 
After the war his next of kin was his father, William Henry Appleton.
A death notice appeared in the Liverpool Daily Post on the 12th October 1918.
 
APPLETON - September 29, died of wounds received in action, after 4 years of service, aged 23 years, Corporal HARRY APPLETON, K.L.R. (late Pals), the dearly-loved second son of W.H. Appleton, 41, Walker-street, and 35, Hertford-road, Bootle.
A loving letter, "I am quite well."
Next a telegram, "He nobly fell."
Fondly remembered by all at 41, Walker-street.