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Ernest Edgar CAPNER

Regimental number2211
Place of birthSouth Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMetal engraver
AddressGordon House, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 10"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Capner, Eagle Junction, via Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles for 1.6 years; discharged after the end of the South African War.
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Discharge date11 April 1921
Other details

War service: Western Front

Enlisted in the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force as No. 347, Private; embarked, 25 January 1915. Proceeded to Australia and struck off strength of Bn, 31 January 1916; discharged from the AN&MEF, 29 February 1916.

Enlisted in the AIF, 4 March 1916; embarked, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 May 1918 (trench fever); rejoined unit, 1 June 1918.

On leave to England, 24 October 1918; admitted while on leave to No. 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 25 April 1919 (bronchitis); discharged, 1 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Rio Pardo', 27 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 July 1919; discharged, 11 April 1921 (medically unfit: disability - mental).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 June 1928
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAPNER Ernest Edgar

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