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Alfred Metcalf Capper

Portrait of Private Alfred Metcalfe Capper, Auckland Weekly News, 24 August 1916. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19160824-40-23. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Alfred Metcalfe Capper, Auckland Weekly News, 24 August 1916. Sir George Grey Sp …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Metcalf AWMM
  • Surname
    Capper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3266 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    OpotikiBay of Plenty Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs R Capper, Taneatua, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 August 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3266 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 August 1915 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 24 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    LiverpoolNew South Wales Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    20 Jul 1916 {Age 48} AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • AWM Circular returned by a married dauhter, Maud Mitchell from Bay of Plenty, suggested her father had been in Australia just to years before he was killed Public - Brian - Researcher - 7 July 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour :
    • Probate at Auckland office of Archives New Zealand contains AIEF death notice. Public - Trevor - 24 September 2018 -
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About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1916 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 48 AWMM
    FranceEurope Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France AWMM Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 103 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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06 December 2018MargaretAucklandResearcher
09 November 2018MargaretAucklandResearcher
24 September 2018TrevorAuckland New ZealandOther
07 July 2016BrianmResearcher

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