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Martin Capon

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Martin AWMM
  • Surname
    Capon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14398 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Capon (father), 5 Laxey Street, Liverpool, England AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14398 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    MM. London Gazette, 13 March 1918, p3254, Rec No 1769: Operations opposite Polderhoek, 27th November to 5th December 1917. On 3rd December at the assault on Polderhoek Chateau, Private Capon was one of the crew of No 2 Mortar. When firing the Mortar one of the rounds miss-fired, and the round was removed from the barrel and placed on the ground. Private Capon noticed that the round was fizzing and with great presence of mind picked it up and threw it over the parapet. The round exploded as soon as he had done so. By this splendid act of bravery he saved the gun crew, the Mortar and the ammunition near it. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Seaman 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France AWMM VI C 70 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

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Sources

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