Centenary of the death of Colin Capewell

The 26th May this year marked the centenary of the death of Colin Capwell who died as the result of gas poisoning whilst serving with the North Staffordshire Regiment in France.

His two brothers also served, Frederick was taken a prisoner and Ernest was wounded. The family came from Kingsley Moor and Colin joined up within weeks of the outbreak of the war and was trained as a Lewis Mchine Gunner.

Colin’s nephew Peter Capewell, son of Ernest, has been a great source of information to the project providing a wealth of information in relation to the men and families from Kingsley Moor.

Colin’s story can be read here with more information about him and his two brothers here