Project Description

RICHARD KNAPP 1882–1940

Essex

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.

1891 Census

Age 8 living at Holme Pierrepont, with his father George, farm labourer employed on the Manvers estate, and mother Eliza

1901 Census

Age 18, a gardener, not domestic, living on The Green, Radcliffe on Trent with his parents George, a stockman on farm and Eliza

1911 Census

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

Military Service

Rank: Private

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

Other information

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.