1888 Jun 5.Born Petersfield, Hampshire
1891 census at High Street, Petersfield
At this point his father became bankrupt and was struck off the Solicitors Roll, hence having to find lesser work
1901 census at 49, Hanley Road, Islington
1911 census at 154 Hanley Road Tollington Park London North
1914 Nov 4. Lands in France
1915 Jun 18. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants. Lance-Corporal Richard Kenneth Caparn, from the 5th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade).
1916 Aug 1. London Regt.—2 The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts. : — R. K. Caparn.
1917 Feb 28. A most unfortunate incident occurred on the night of the 28th February, when a strong patrol under 2/Lieut. R. K. Caparn returning to our lines was fired upon by the sentries who apparently had failed to grasp the pre- arranged signal, with the regrettable result that 2/Lieut. Caparn was very seriously wounded and L./Corpl. Warren, Ptes. Anderson and Vickery were killed.
1920 Aug 20 . Joined ADRIC with service no 283. Posted to A Coy
1920 Sep 13. Promoted Section Leader.
1920 Dec 9 Promoted Platoon Commander
1921 Feb 12. Posted to F Coy as Company Commander following King's Arrest.
1921 May 15 On a raid under his command
1921 May 25 Was at the Custom House Incident and wrote a report
1921 Sep 5. The undermentioned Offrs. relinquish their commissions., under A.O. 166/21, as amended by A.O. 332/21, and retain their rank. 4th London Regt, Lt R K Caparn
1922 Feb 9 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1922 Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Sergeant.
1926 Mar 12. Arrives in UK from Port Said, he is a police officer living in Palestine. Travels 2nd class
1939 Register. A salesman (show room ) living with wife Violet 17 2nd Floor Hogarth Road , Kensington, London
1958 Jul/Sep married in Lewisham to Viola Briere-Edney
1960 May 10. Died Braintree, Essex