Murt CAPON

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CAPON, Murt

Service Number: 2757
Enlisted: 18 July 1916, RAS Showground, Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1886
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 23 February 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2757, 45th Infantry Battalion, RAS Showground, Sydney
7 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2757, 45th Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2757, 45th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Murt was born as Murtough CAPON in Sydney in 1886

His parents were Charles Frederick CAPON & Johanna Mary McNAMARA who married in Sydney on 25th January, 1883

He enlisted in the Royal Agricultural Showground in Sydney on 18th July, 1916 and embarked on the HMAT Ceramic with the 45th Infantry Battalion, 6th Reinforcements on 7th October, 1916

Murt was Killed in Action in France on 23rd February, 1917 - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial & the Australian War Memorial

                       "In a heroes grave he lies at rest"

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