Robert James CAPSTICK

Regimental number12/719
Date of birth23 May 1892
Place of birthKendal, England
OccupationBridge carpenter
AddressTe Teko, Bay of Plenty
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 6"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Capstick, Huntly, Waikato
Previous military serviceServed in B Company, 16th (Waikato) Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Foster Capstick and Fanny Capstick, Huntly. Native of Kendal, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, throat); admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 April 1915.

Rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 14 July 1915.

Killed in action, 8 August 1915.

War service: 359 days (of which 320 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 21895465

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