The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A F Knapp


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Private Albert Frank KNAPP, G/15380, 10th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 30th September 1916.

Born Coombe, Hampshire.

28th February 1911, Cobham, Surrey, Albert Frank Knapp, age 24, father Albert Knapp, married Annie Hoare.

Child - 4th February 1912, St Andrew, Cobham, Surrey, baptism of Albert James Frank Knapp, born 17th December 1911, son of Albert Frank, (keeper), & Annie Knapp, Pains Hill, Cobham.

Child - Walter Colyer? Knapp, born 10th August 1913, Walton, Surrey


1911 Census - The Keepers Cottage, Pains Hill, Cobham, Surrey - Frank Knapp, head, age 24, married, Gamekeeper on Estate, worker, born Coombe, Hampshire; Annie Knapp, wife, age 27, married under 6 months, no children, born Ripley, Surrey.


Enlisted Walton, Surrey, age 28 years & 7 months, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 112lbs, complete upper denture & part lower.  Resided The Keepers Cottage, Pains Hill, Cobham, Surrey / Mrs A Knapp, c/o Mrs Hoare, Downside, Cobham, Surrey / Mrs A Knapp, c/o Mrs Brooks, Park Lodge, Balfour Road, Weybridge, Surrey.  Formerly game keeper.

Home 3rd December 1915 to 4th September 1916; BEF 5th September 1916 to 30th September 1916.

3rd December 1915, enlisted; 4th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 29th May 1916, mobilized; 30th May 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th September 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 30th September 1916, posted missing.

28th May 1917, Pension of 22/11 a week awarded to widow and two children.

Buried at Bancourt British Cemetery, IX. C. 17., France.


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