MB ChB Manch 1926, DPH 1929; DPA Leeds 1950.
Appleton held house positions at Salford Royal Hospital, Bury Infirmary, Warrington Infirmary and Preston Royal Infirmary. He later became assistant MOH for Southampton, MOH for Brierley Hill and Darlaston Union Districts, and assistant MOH for Staffordshire County Council. He was also MOH for Sale and for Brighouse and Elland. Appleton was Divisional Medical Officer for West Riding County Council. He was a fellow of the Society of MOH and a member of the Royal Sanitary Institute. Fellow of Manchester Medical Society .