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Leon Albert Capstick

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 110 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 110 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leon Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Capstick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 5905 AWMM
    • 11/217 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1 December 1878 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    • 1 December 1878 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waipukurau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Joseph Capstick (brother), Bull's, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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, WWI AWMM
    5' 6" AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 15 October 1914; disembarked Alexandria, 3 December 1914.
    Transferred to Otago Mounted Rifles, Gallipoli, 7 July 1915.
    Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder); admitted to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 14 August 1915; transferred to Gibraltar General Hospital, 15 October 1915; to England, 1 November 1915, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol.
    Disembarked Alexandria from England, 23 January 1916.
    Transferred to NZ Field Engineers, and posted to No 2 Company, 20 February 1916.
    Transferred to 2nd Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment, 31 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria for France, 9 April 1916.
    Admitted to No 1 NZ Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 30 August 1916 (myalgia); discharged to unit, 29 September 1916.
    Found guilty, 29 January 1917, of being absent without leave: awarded 28 days? Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 5 days' pay.
    Appointed Company Cook, 3 March 1917; ceased to be Company Cook, 11 May 1917.
    Admitted to 3rd NZ Field Ambulance, 29 July 1917 (influenza); discharged to unit, 4 August 1917.
    Admitted to 3rd NZ Field Ambulance, 20 August 1917 (debility); transferred to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 August 1917; rejoined unit, 1 September 1917.
    Admitted to 1st NZ Field Ambulance, 24 September 1917 (myalgia); transferred same day to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer; attached to NZ Rifle Brigade, 15 October 1917.
    Detached to England, 10 November 1917; declared unfit for Active Service, 14 January 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board 'Remuera', 14 March 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service), 6 June 1918.

    Father was named James Capstick. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 May 1964 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 86 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tiro Tiro Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Enjoyed your wicked sense of humour. You were brother to my Grandmother Leonora Young.
    Public - Colin William - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 110 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record as partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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