RICHARD KNAPP 1882–1940
Born 10th August 1882, Bingham District, Nottinghamshire
Baptised 10th August 1882 (the same date as his birth), St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont, Notts.
Married 1906, age 23 to Susannah Bramley, at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent. Children: Cecil George, born 1906, Herbert Oliver born 1907, Dorothy May, born 1911
Died October 13th, 1940
Radcliffe School Register
Admitted 2nd May 1887. Father George, address Holme Pierrepont.
Age 8 living at Holme Pierrepont, with his father George, farm labourer employed on the Manvers estate, and mother Eliza
Age 18, a gardener, not domestic, living on The Green, Radcliffe on Trent with his parents George, a stockman on farm and Eliza
Age 28 living in 5 rooms on Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe. He is married to Susannah and they have three children – Cecil George 4, Herbert Oliver 3 and Dorothy May 3 months. He is employed as a joiner (general).
1914 Electoral Roll
Living on Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Service Number: 49899, previously 203160
Military Unit: 1st Battalion Essex Regiment, 88th Brigade, 29th Division. Formerly 1/5th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of War: France and Flanders
Enlisted 12.12.15, age 35
Occupation: joiner and carpenter. Height 5ft 5⅜ins, chest 34½ins
26.2.17: Embarked Folkestone, disembarked Boulogne
May 1918: Arrived at base camp, Calais
6.6.18–20.6.18: Leave to England (14 days)
25.8.18: Permanently transferred to 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. New Service Number: 49899
3.3.19: Transferred to Class ‘Z’ Army reserve on demobilization
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll
Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Address at date of death: Park Road, Radcliffe on Trent. His wife Susannah survived him.
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: Richard Knapp is living with his wife Susannah
From the 1939 Register
Address: Park Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: construction joiner
Household: living with wife Susannah, daughter Dorothy, an insurance clerk and John Warr, a joiner
Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe and is buried in Radcliffe on Trent cemetery.