Capt Harold Capon, Dorset Regt

1895 Oct 25. Born Camberwell, London

1901 census at 15, Manor Park Parade, Lee, London

1905 Jul 6. He is for some reason baptised at the age of 9

1911 census at 91 Lewisham High Road, New Cross, London

1914 Sep 7. Enlisted

1915 Sep 20. The Dorsetshire Regiment. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants: — Harold Capon.

1916 Apr 10. Machine Gun Corps. The undermentioned temporary Officers are transferred from units as under, with effect from dates shown against their names, retaining their present seniority. Dorset R.— 2nd Lt. H. Capon.

1917 Aug 16. Temp. Lt. H. Capon relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health, and to be granted the hon. rank of Lt.

1920 Oct 13. Joins ADRIC with service no 693 Posted to G Coy

1921 Jul 13 to 28 Jul on Leave

1921 Aug 11 to 24 Aug on Leave

1922 Jan 20 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1923 Mar/Jun . Married in Sussex to Elsie Dora Tasker. There were 2 children, Brenda born Sussex 1924, and Christina born Sheffield in 1925. Their mother's name is given for the births as Suckley (she had married Norman Tasker in 1918 in Sheffield, and there was one child Norman D Tasker born 5 Jul 1919 in Sussex and registered in Sheffield & died in 1996. Her husband Norman Tasker died in Sussex in 24 Jan 1922, leaving his widow a reasonable sum of money )

1925 Jul 22. Lt. H. Capon, late M.G.C., relinquishes the rank of Lt. on enlistment into the Regular Army. He served in Army Dental Corps

1926 Apr 13. In court for deserting his family

I can add a little to the material you have. There were two brothers, Herbert W T Capon b 17 Sept 1894, and Harold 25 Oct 1895. Herbert lost an eye in action, and was awarded on OBE for his later work in repatriation. Harold arrived in France in Oct 1914 and was awarded the MM in 1916. I would not be suprised if Harold had what we would now call PTSD, as evidenced by his subsequent treatment of his wife Elsie Suckley and two daughters

His WW1 record is WO 339/42946

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