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Jacob Edwin Harold Knapp

Names panel, right, Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Names panel, right, Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park (photo G.A. Fortune 2012) - Imag …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jacob Edwin Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Knapp AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1420 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 November 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Greytown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry Knapp (father), Morrison's Bush, Greytown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/1420 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry and Elizabeth Knapp, of Morrison's Bush, Greytown, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Le CateauFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM III. B. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial trees, 117 lime trees, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Great Uncle Jacob was my grandmother Clara Elizabeth Tilyard's brother. I know very little about Uncle Jake, only that he was killed the day before Armistace Day, and that my Dad was named after him. Dad was given the name Jacob Edwin, and was born in May 1920, only a couple of years after Uncle Jake was killed.
    Public - Yvonne Marie - Other Relative - 5 May 2015
  • Jacob was my grandfathers brother and was dearly missed , all my father had of him was family photos and photos of Jacob and his brother in uniform before they left. My grandfather didn't speak much about his brother as he was about 10 when his brothers went to war and I think it was hard for him to know his brother wasn't coming home. I am intending to particapate in a re-enactment of the March Jacob would have done over the Rimutaka hill from the Featherston Military Camp in honor of his memory.
    Public - Wendy Doreen - Other Relative - 7 March 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 July 2019SamHamiltonOther relative
05 May 2015Yvonne Marie Matata Whakatane New ZealandOther Relative
07 March 2015Wendy Doreen Carterton ,New ZealandOther Relative

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