LEDGER, 2nd Lt Horace Martin Capon (1884-1915)

Scope and Content

Printed memorial to 2nd Lt Horace Martin Capon Ledger, Indian Army Reserve of Officers and Observer, Royal Flying Corps, attached to French Seaplane Flight, killed in Palestine, 22 Dec 1915; containing photograph of Ledger, citation for award of the Croix de Guerre. Nov 1915, and copies of letters to his widow.

Administrative / Biographical History

2nd Lt H M C Ledger, the son of Horace and Kathleen Ella Ledger, and husband of Ellinor Ledger was commissioned in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers, and served initially in a Regiment of the Egyptian Army before training as an Observer in the Royal Flying Corps. In 1915 he was attached to the French Seaplane Squadron in Palestine. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre in Nov 1915 and twice mentioned in the Commanding Admiral's 'Ordre du Jour'. He was shot down and killed near Beersheba on 22 Dec 1915.


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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Sources used: Debt of Honour Register, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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