Second Lieutenant Adam Clarke Capper

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Date published: 24/11/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 09/09/1916
Age at death: 23
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Plot: Sp. Mem. B. 8.
Information: Second Lieutenant Adam Clarke Capper, Royal Irish Rifles, who was killed in action whilst gallantly leading his platoon at the taking of a village on September 9th, 1916, was the elder son of Mr. A. C. Capper, Malvern, Malone Road, Belfast. He was educated at the Royal Academical Institution, Belfast, and Rydal Mount, Colwyn Bay, and subsequently entered his father's business. He was a member of the Queen's University O.T.C., and in November, 1914, received his commission in the Divisional Train of the Ulster Division. A dangerous illness prevented his going to the front with his own Division. He was afterwards posted to the Transport Train of the South Africans at Bordon, but wishing to be sent on active service, he applied for a transfer to the Royal Irish Rifles, and was posted to the 20th Battalion.