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Clifford Armitage Capner

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Portrait, "to my darling sister, your loving brother Clifford" (kindly provided by his daughter) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clifford Armitage AWMM
  • Surname
    Capner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Cliff AWMM
  • Service number
    21559 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 February 1909 AWMM AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 January 1940 AWMM 9 West Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mina Gemmell (sister), 9 West Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 June 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    21559 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 12 January 1940 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Motor Truck Driver/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart attack AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 18 March 1944 AWMM
    Medically unfit AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Emma Matilda and Alfred John Capner

    Husband of Margaret, father of two

    Brothers Claude Alfred Capner (21560) and Cliff Armitage Capner (21559) signed up at the same time and served in WW2. They both

    Served 3 years 93 days overseas, 360 days in New Zealand Total 4 years 68 days

    Clifford married in London, England November 1940. His wife Margaret was from Northern Ireland and was serving with the Royal Navy AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 February 1976 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Block 5SC. Plot 17 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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