The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal R F Knapp


Photograph by "Steve N"

Lance Corporal Reginald Francis KNAPP, G/18802, 7th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 18th November 1916.  

Born Paddington, Middlesex, son of William & Annie Knapp.

1911 Census - 10 Harrow Road, Paddington, London W - William Knapp, head, age 56, married, upholsterer, Cabinet maker & Upholsterer, Employer, at home, born Shrivenham, Berkshire; Annie Knapp, wife, age 57, married 35 years, 9 children, 7 still alive, born Mayfair, London; Reginald Knapp, son, age 22, single, working at home, assisting in the business, born Paddington, London; Sydney Knapp, son, age 19, single, working at home, assisting in the business, born Paddington, London.

2nd September 1911, Christ Church, Notting Hill, Reginald Francis Knapp, age 24, bachelor, decorator, 421 Portobello Road, Father, William Knapp, upholsterer, married *Ellen Tanner, age 22, spinster, 411 Portobello Road, Father, William Henry Albert Tanner, upholsterer.  *Nellie

Child - Ernest Reginald William Knapp, born 2th March 1913, North Kensington. 

Enlisted Willesden Green, Middlesex, age 24 years & 5 months, height 5ft 4 inches.  Resided Notting Hill, Middlesex. Formerly carpet planner in employ of Knapp & Co, 10 Harrow Road / 44 Chesterton Road, Notting Hill. Resided 44 Chesterton Road, Notting Hill / 390 Portobello Road, North Kensington, London W / 411 Portobello Road, North Kensington, London W.

Home 7th March 1913 to 1st October 1916; BEF 2nd October 1916 to 18th November 1916.

7th March 1913, enlisted & posted 9th Battalion, (DCC), Middlesex Regiment, Service No.1074; 28th November 1914, transferred to 2/9th Middlesex Regiment; 15th June 1915, posted 63rd HOVL Battalion; 16th November 1915?, appointed Lance Corporal; 30th June 1916, posted as L/Cpl, 3/9th Middlesex Regiment; 2nd October 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 2nd October 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 2nd October 1916, posted 1/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, Service No.10711; 14th October 1916, transferred to 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

18th June 1917, Pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow & one child.

Buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, VI. E. 17., Grandcourt, France.

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