Chester James Capon

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Chester James Capon

 

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Marine Light Infantry

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
19798

Date of Enlisting:                            
10.3.1915

Date of death:                        
16.10.1978

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Chester enlisted on 10th March 1915 with the Royal Marine Light Infantry, Chatham Division, Service Number 19798.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders but was invalided out in February 1917 suffering from trench feet.

He was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the 1914/15 Star.

Chester died on 16th October 1978.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
1.1.1897

Birth Place:                            
Henlow, Bedfordshire

Residence:                    
Welham Green, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     
First quarter 1920

 

Chester was the eldest son of Thomas and Laura (nee Dix) Capon, born on 1st January 1897 at Henlow, Bedfordshire.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  The 1911 census shows him as a bottler at a brewery in Ashwell.

He married May Lillian Davey in the first quarter of 1920.  It is possible that they had one son, John R, born at the end of 1920.

Chester died on 16th October 1978 at Welham Green, Hertfordshire.

 

Name:

Chester James Capon

Birth Place:

Henlow, Bedfordshire

Residence:

Welham Green, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

16.10.1978

Enlistment Place:

 

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Royal Marine Light Infantry

Battalion:

Chatham Division

Regimental Number:      

19798

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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