Lt Richard Kenneth Caparn, 4th London

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

 

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