A J Knapp


Discharge Index has AJ Knapp Birth Date: 17 Nov 1899 Service Number: 5719941 Rank: Army Other Ranks, Discharges for 1921-1939 Reference Number: ADT000335451

1899 Nov 17. Born

1898 Nov 17 Alfred James Knapp born in Eastleigh Hampshire to Charles (1857 Stanies, London) and Elizabeth Sophia Agnes Knapp (Ryan). His mother Elizabeth Sophia Agnes Ryan was born 1868 in Queens County, Abbey List, Ireland.

 1911 census at 19 Bond St, Southampton

1914 Sep. Enlisted into the 11th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers), Hampshire Regiment as 11161 Private James (Alfred James) Knapp. The 11th Battalion was formed at Winchester as part of K2 and moved to Dublin, and attached as Army Troops to 16th (Irish) Division.

1914 Sep. Moved to Mullingar.

1914 Dec. Became Pioneers to the Division.

1915 March. Moved to Kilworth

1915 Aug. Moved to Aldershot

1915 Dec 18. Landed at Le Havre           

1917 Mar 21. Transferred from ‘B’ to ‘C’ Company

Served in the 1st Battalion in France at some point before returning to the 11th Battalion

1918 May 2. the 11th Battalion was reduced to cadre strength.

1918 Jun 18. Battalion returned to England and moved to Lowestoft

1918 Jun 19. deserted

1919 Jan 30. enlisted into the Royal Navy as SS119584, Stoker II Alfred James Knapp, for 5 +7 years

1919 Jan 30. posted to HMS Victory II at Crystal Palace

1919 Mar 10. sentenced to 5 days in the cells

1919 Mar 16. back at HMS Victory II

1919 Mar 17 Promoted Stoker I

1919 Apr 21. Run (deserted) 

Fraudulently re-enlisted as 5719941 Private A J Knapp, into the 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

1920 Sep 29. deserted at Londonderry

1921 Dec 24. Discharged for misconduct

1929 May 15.Final Forfeiture noted on Medal Card. Address 18 Orchard Place, Southampton

1939 Register. A married Printer, living in a hostel in Bond St, Southampton


Missing in Ireland