Ernest Robert Knapten (c.1894-1915)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- KNAPTEN, ERNEST ROBERT. Private. No 2916. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Albert and Agnes Knapton, 3 Bank Terrace, Armitage Bridge. Employed by Messrs Calvert, of Folly Hall. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action, 15.5.1915, aged 20 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 23.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private ERNEST RAYMOND KNAPTEN
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Saturday, May 15, 1915
- age: 20 years
- record ID: 291703