James Herbert Vernon CAPPER


CAPPER, James Herbert Vernon

Service Number: 21945
Enlisted: 25 August 1915, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 7th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Quarry Hill State School, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Shrapnel wounds to the face penetrating the brain and the left groin, 17th Casaulty Clearing Station, Belgium, 26 September 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XX111, Row C, Grave 14A. Rev. S. M. Talinou officiated. Headstone inscription reads: Which we have loved long since and lost awhile
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 21945, Bendigo, Victoria
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 21945, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 21945, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
6 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, From 23rd Field Artillery, Howitzer Brigade in the field
25 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 21945, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Multiple shrapnel and penetrating wounds penetrating the brain and left groin
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 21945, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Edward Capper and Mary Jane Capper nee Treloar of Gladstone Street, Bendigo, Victoria formerly of Melbourne. Brother of Charles Reginald Victor Capper who returned to Australia on 9 August 1917 as wounded having served with the 8th Battalion

Father of ex-nuptial child Florence May Hulls of Melbourne, Victoria. Mother of the child, Gertrude May Hulls who had written claiming James' medals for Florence

Medals: Victory Medal and Memorial Scroll to the daughter Florence May Hulls but to be held by her mother until Florence was of age

British War Medal (with clasps if any), Memorial Plaque, aand the brochure 'Where the Australians Rest to James father Charles Capper