CAPILL, Albert George
(Service number 57505)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 10 Jjanuary 1886 Place of Birth Albury, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Sheep farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs D. E. CAPILL (wife), care of John Bray, Fairlie
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 32nd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 November 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 1 September 1965 Age 78 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert George Capill was the only son of James and Mary Ann (née Smith) Capill. He had one sister,Mary Ann. Their mother died aged 27 years in 1888 and is buried at Pleasant Point with her parents, Albert and Mary Ann Smith. Their father may have died in 1891 and been buried at Kaiapoi. Albert attended several schools - Silverstream, Fairlie, Cricklewood, Ashwick Flat. In 1917, when he was farming at Fairlie, he was called up and registered at the Defence Office, Timaru. On 26 February 1917 at St Mary's, Timaru, he married Daisy Ellen Bray. His name is inscribed on the Ashwick Flat War Memorial (Returned)


Auckland War Memorial museum Cenotaph Database [19 September 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [20 September 2019]; Timaru Herald, 30 April 1917 (Papers Past) [09 August 2014]

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