Edmund Graves Meredith Cape DSO ED BASc was born at Hamilton Ontario, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cape. He was educated at Hamilton schools and at McGill University, Montreal, where he received his BASc degree in 1898. His career in the engineering and construction business began in 1900 when he served as a professional engineer with the Lake Superior Power Co. at Sault Ste. Marie. Ontario.

In the Autumn of 1915, Major Cape raised and commanded the 3rd Battery, Canadian siege Artillery and took them overseas. There was further training in England and in June 1916 Major Cape and the Battery went to France.

Cape was wounded at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and was twice "Mentioned in Despatches" for distinguished services under enemy fire. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO).

In 1920, upon reorganization of the Canadian Militia, Lieutenant Colonel Cape was appointed Commanding Officer of the 2nd Medium Brigade, Montreal.

After WW1, he continued his business and engineering career as President of E.G.M. Cape Construction Co. He served with the company as Chairman of the Board until 1958 when he retired.

In 1908 he had married Lillian Guest Smith of Montreal. They had two sons and one daughter. In September 1962, Colonel Cape passed away in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, after a brief illness.