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Alfred Metcalfe CAPPER

Regimental number3266
Place of birthOpotiki, New Zealand
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolPublic School
Age on arrival in Australia46
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs R Capper, Taneatua, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death48
Age at death from cemetery records48
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 103), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Mary Capper. Native of New Zealand

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