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Private Robert Capps


Harrogate Herald - 30th May 1917

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Missing - Private R Capps, WY, son of Mrs Capps, [Mrs R Capps, Harlow Car Hotel, Otley Road] who formerly managed the Harlow Car Hotel, is reported missing.


Harrogate Herald - 14th November 1917

Roll of Honour

Private Robert Capps (WY), son of Mrs Capps, 11 Dragon Parade, Harrogate, who was reported missing on 3rd May, it has been ascertained, was killed in action. News came to this effect from Sergeant Abbott, who is a prisoner in Germany. He was coming home in May for his commission, a fact that makes the blow all the more severe. He joined in September, 1914, and for some time acted as instructor, going to France in January, 1917.


Harrogate Herald - 2nd January 1918

Wednesday Gossip

A portrait block of Private Robert Capps (West Yorks Regiment), missing and believed killed in action in France, May, 1917, appears in the current issue of "The Cestrifeldian", a school magazine, and was lent by the proprietor of the Harrogate Herald (Mr W H Breare, JP).



1/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

200720 Private Robert Capps

Enlisted : Harrogate

Died : 3rd March 1917


France and Flanders



In Memory of


Private 200720 1st/5th Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) who died on Thursday, 3rd May 1917.

Commemorative Information


LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:

Panel 39 and 40


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