Description: Medal index cards were created by the Army Medal Office towards the end of the First World War. They record the medals that men and women who served in the First World War were entitled to claim.
Title: Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records
Description: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) commemorate First World War servicemen and women and members of some civilian organisations who died before 31 August 1921 while in Commonwealth military service or of causes attributable to service.
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Title: Wikipedia entry for Brigadier General George Augustus Stewart Cape
Description: Brigadier-General George Augustus Stewart Cape CMG (28 March 1867 – 18 March 1918) was a Brigadier General in the 39th Division, Royal Artillery of the British Army during World War I.
Cape was born in Lee, Kent (now in London), the son of George Augustus and Mary Catherine Cape. He was educated at Charterhouse School in Surrey.
He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery as a second lieutenant on 13 November 1889, promoted to lieutenant on 13 November 1892, and served in Uganda in 1898, for which he received the East and Central Africa Medal. The following year he was seconded to South Africa where he served on Special Service during the Second Boer War. He was promoted to captain on 9 January 1900.
He was awarded the Companion of St Michael and St George in the 1918 New Year Honours for his efforts during the First World War. He died in active service, in France aged 51 and is remembered at a cemetery in Péronne, Somme.
Description: Brigadier General / Royal Artillery, Cdg. 39th Division ,Royal Artillery
Died 18 March 1918; Born 28 March 1867, first son of George Augustus Cape and Mary Catherine Cape of Tunbridge Wells. Two younger brothers, Charles (born 1870) and Herbert (born 1872), followed into same House at Charterhouse.
Commissioned Royal Artillery Nov 1889 and served in Uganda Expedition 1898, South African War 1899-90, and Gambia Expedition 1901.
In Great War commanded artillery of 39th Division, thrice mentioned in dispatches, and CMG Jan 1918. Aged 51, killed in action 18 March 1918, buried at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Reference I.C.40)
His brothers both survived the War; Charles served in the City of London Yeomanry and Herbert was with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, twice mentioned in dispatches and awarded the DSO.