Henry Herbert CAPPER

CAPPER, Henry Herbert

Service Number: 27292
Enlisted: 8 May 1916, Enlisted at Marrickville, NSW
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Dulwich Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 6 May 1895
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia, 19 July 1952, aged 57 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, New South Wales
Anglican area, Row AH, Grave 0095
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World War 1 Service

8 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 27292, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlisted at Marrickville, NSW
30 Sep 1916: Involvement Driver, SN 27292, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
30 Sep 1916: Embarked Driver, SN 27292, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
7 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, From 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
23 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 27292, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, Gassed.
2 Nov 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , In France
12 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 27292, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged at the 2nd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Jabez Henry Capper and Anne Jane Capper of Lovers Walk, Devonport, Auckland NZ

Prior to enlisting he was serving his painter's apprenticeship with Birch & Bradshaw, Painters of Eden Street, Auckland, NZ

Commenced return to Australia on 12 May 1919 aboard HT Port Napier disembarking on 5 July 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

In 1932 he was residing in Mossman, NSW

Husband of Ellice Rosamond Capper nee Dunkwas erley. Henry and Ellice married in Auburn, NSW during 1943c