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 E & BJ Capper Nagold 2017

 

Enlistment

My father John P.Capper related that his grandfather John Capper had overstated his age at enlistment in order to be accepted. He was probably 19 years old - see note on birth date.

John Capper

Enlisted for the Royal Regiment of Artillery on the 1st December 1847 at Charlemont in the County of Armagh at the age of 20 Years,   Months.

Born in the Parish of  Grange
in or near the Town of Armagh
in the County of Armagh

Trade or Calling Labourer
Size, 5 Feet 9 1/4 Inches (=> 176cm)
Complexion,  Fresh
Eyes,  Blue
Hair, Brown
Marks

Certified E.WodehouseCapt. (?)

Adjutant of Second Battalion or Corps

Page 11 of Army Paybook

His initial rank was Gunner, as shown on a record of his marriage to Ann Avery.