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Samuel John CAPES

Regimental number723
Place of birthUralla, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUralla PO, Uralla, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29.10
Height5' 9"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Capes, Uralla, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBoggabri, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date19 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Found guilty, 10 August 1917, of being absent from billet after 9 pm and not in possession of a pass: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to England, 28 January 1918; found guilty, 15 February 1918, of failing to catch the leave train at Victoria Station, 11 February: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks and loss of 4 days' pay; rejoined unit from leave, 12 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 17 April 1918 (gassed); admitted to 55th Field Ambulance, 18 April 1918, and transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1918; to 72nd General Hospital, Troville, 3 May 1918; to 1st Convalescent Depot, Havre, 4 May 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 17 May 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 4 June 1918.

On leave to England, 11 January 1919; admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, while on leave, 27 January 1919; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, 27 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 91 days.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board Ht 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 19 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 219 Samuel CAPES for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAPES Samuel John

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