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Sydney Vivian CAPEL

Regimental number2875
Place of birthCobbadah, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressDerra Derra, Bingara, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32.9
Height5' 8.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Capel, same address
Previous military serviceMember for 3 years, Bingara Rifle Club
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date24 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2884 Lance Corporal Bruce Farquhar CAPEL, 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, returned to Australia, 27 June 1919; [518] Lt Clive Ross CAPEL MM, 6th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 23 December 1919; [519] 2nd Lt Kenneth Christopher CAPEL, 6th Light Horse Regiment, discharged, 5 May 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Berrima', 15 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: chronic malaria), Sydney, 24 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAPEL Sydney Vivian

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