DANIEL S. APPLETON, CAPT, USA

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Daniel Appleton '17

Date of birth: June 27, 1893

Date of death: November 3, 1924

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

"D.S. Appleton" is listed on the page titled "Lost At Sea."

Loss

"Fort Jay, New York. On the right is Captain Daniel Sidney Appleton, Commanding Officer of K Company 22nd Infantry, standing in front of his quarters (note sign on steps), along with his first son Daniel Sidney Appleton Jr. The unknown gentleman with the top hat is presumed to be Appleton's father but may be Captain Appleton's uncle Major General (Retired) Daniel Appleton."

Unable to find any information about Daniel's loss. Daniel Sidney Appleton was born in New York but was appointed to the Naval Academy (and later joined the Army as a 2LT on November 30, 1916) from Washington, D.C. His place of death is listed as Washington, D.C.

He was survived by his wife and two sons, Daniel Jr. and Alanson; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

It's unclear why he is listed first on the Class of 1917 plaque in Memorial Hall.

Career

On September 16, 1920, there was a large bomb detonated in New York City that killed 38 and injured over 400 others. Daniel was in command of Company K, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Jay, and responded with his company to assist the police in crowd control.

"Captain Appleton is also the officer who compiled the official history of the 22nd Infantry Regiment, from the years 1904-1922."

In 1917 he was the commanding officer of Company E, 22nd Infantry Regiment.


Class of 1917

Daniel is one of 8 members of the Class of 1917 in Memorial Hall.