Date of birth: 1898
Parents: Charles and Harriet Capers
Address: 11 Coten End
Occupation: Worked at Nelson Dale & Co
Clarence was born in Warwick in November 1898 and baptised at St Nicholas Church, Warwick on 27th November 1898.
He lived all of his life at 11 Coten End with his father, Charles Thomas, his mother Harriet (nee Young) and his two sisters, Gertrude Priscilla and Rita Rubina. Charles Capers was a Maltster in the brewery trade and later became a baker, with a shop at 21 Coten End.
Clarence was just a month short of his 19th birthday when he was killed in action at Passchendaele on the 26th October 1917.
His cousin, George William Capers also fought in the war but was discharged due to gas poisoning in 1916.
Rank & Number: Private, 202344
Regiment/Service: 15th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (2nd Birmingham)
Brigade/Division: 13th Brigade, 5th Division
Date of death: Friday, October 26, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - 4th Battle of Passchendaele
Commemorated/Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church
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