First Holbeach soldier is killed

Pte. Ernest Capes. ANL-141120-161047001
Pte. Ernest Capes. ANL-141120-161047001

Pte. Ernest Capes from Holbeach was the first soldier from the town to be reported killed during the war.

The 19-year-old orphan was with the 1st Lincolns and was killed at the battle of Mons.

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