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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Labourer by trade, John Capp was 36 years and married when enlisted on the 19th of July 1915 in the 29th Battalion, C Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 777. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on the 10th of November 1915. On the 17th of October 1917 wounded in action – Gassed and admitted to 69th Field Ambulance; admitted to the 18th General Hospital, Camiers on the 18th of October 1917; transferred to England and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital Gas Poisoning. Admitted to group Hospital – sick on the 14th of February 1917; discharged from hospital and proceeded overseas France on the 28th of March 1918 and marched into A.I.B.D. Havre. On the 13th of April 1919 left England for return to Australia per 'Wyreema'. 32nd Battalion Private Discharged from the A.I.F. at Melbourne 3rd Military District Military Unit on the 25th of July 1919 as medically unfit, disability not stated. Tree No. 3357