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Husband: Frederick George Capon
Born: 19 Oct 1911 in Cambridgeshire 1,2 (see note 1) Resided: 1938 - 1939 in Cambridge 2,3 Occupation: 1938 - 1939 Butcher 2,3 Occupation: 1942 Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Died: 1942 on SS Maro, North Atlantic (see note 2) Father: Charles Jermyn Capon (1875 - ) Mother: Edith Morehen Turner (1877 - ) Media link: http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/person/51059.html Media desc: Crew list
Wife: Elsie Maud Edwards Married: 25 Jul 1936 in Trumpington 1 (see note 3)
Born: 15 May 1908 in Cambridge 1,2 (see note 4) Census: 1911 in Cambridge (see note 5) Resided: 1934 - 1936 at 14 Barrow Road, Trumpington 4 Resided: 1939 in Cambridge 2 Died: 2001 in Cambridge 5 (see note 6) Father: Charles Albert Edwards (1879 - 1917) Mother: Maud Alice Canham (1883 - ) Notes
F Child 1: Living
Sources: (1) FreeBMD website. (2) 1939 Register. (3) Baptism records of children. (4) Electoral Register. (5) Index on ancestry.co.uk. Event Notes Note (1) Dec 1911 Chesterton 3b 735 mothers surname Turner Note (2) Son of Charles Jermyn and Edith Morchen Capon; husband of Elsie Maud Capon, of Cambridge. At 16.48 hours on 20 January 1942, U-552 spotted the unescorted Maro about 525 miles east of St. Johnís, Newfoundland. The vessel had been in convoy ON-53, which was scattered in gale on 12 January and was straggling thereafter. Uncertain of her nationality the U-boat surfaced at 17.30 hours and ordered the ship to stop by signal lamp. However, the answer was illegible and the ship did not stop until a round from the 20mm anti-aircraft gun was fired over the bridge. Her master approached the U-boat in a lifeboat to be questioned and the Germans told him that they will sink the ship after learning that it is Greek. At 18.50 hours, the U-boat opened fire with the deck gun after the crew had left the Maro and fired 126 rounds until the ship sank in flames at 19.45 hours. The lifeboats were never seen again: the master, 26 crew members and two gunners were lost Note (3) Sep 1936 Cambridge 3b 1613 Jul 25 CAPON Frederick George 24 bac butcher of S Lukes Chesterton son of Charles Jermyn postman EDWARDS Elsie Maud 27 sp [blank] otp dau of Charles Albert postman by banns wits: Wm STERN, Edith M CAPON Note (4) Jun 1908 Cambridge 3b 446 Note (5) Age 2, born Cambridge, with family Note (6) Jan 2001 Cambridge born 15 May 1908. Registered as both Capon and Lee Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group 2019 Email TLHG Return to TLHG introduction page Name Index