CAPENER Joseph Henry
Regiment : 11th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps
Service number : R6254
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds on 8th August 1917
Buried : Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave II. F. 9.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Birmingham
Memorial : Barnt Green St Andrew's Church
Also appears on : Blackwell Holy Trinity Methodist Church now in Blackwell St Catherine's Church
The following information has been researched and transcribed by Jeff Taylor:
Barnt Green Rifleman Dies of Wounds
Mrs Capener, of “Midland Cottages”, Hewell Road, Barnt Green, received official news from the War Office on Tuesday last (14 August 1917) that her only son, Rifleman J.H. Capener, 6254, of the King’s Royal Rifles, died on the 8 August, from wounds received in action. Deceased was 24 years of age and prior to the war he was engaged, as a gardener, by Mr Woods, of Sutton Coldfield. Rifleman Capener joined the forces in October 1914, going out on active service in April 1915. He had spent two years in France and seen a lot of heavy fighting at Ypres, the Somme and at Arras.