Private John William Capendale, known as Willie, was the son of Arthur Capendale and his wife of Ketton, and was a member of the Territorial Force which was training at Bridlington when the war broke out. He went to France with the 5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 23 February 1915 and served as a transport driver. He was killed by a piece of shrapnel entering his neck, and is buried in Sanctuary Wood, near Zillebeke. The exact position is not known but he has a headstone in Plot IV.T.6, close to where his actual grave is thought to be. It is placed a few rows back from three other Rutland men who died around Ypres. Willie is remembered on Ketton's war memorial.
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