CAPLE, John William
(Service number 21783)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 21 June 1886 Place of Birth Port Chlmers

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Innes Street, Waimate
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs J. W. CAPLE (wife), Innes Street, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 18 May 1941 Age 55 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 105, Plot 20
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John William Caple was the eldest son of John and Mary (née Jenkins) Caple. He attended Port Chalmers School. John returned to New Zealand in march 1919 per the Willochra.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 December 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 December 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [15 December 2018]

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