-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Joseph William Knapper

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Date of birth: 23rd July 1921
Place of birth: Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England
Parents: Joseph and Florence Knapper
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 27453
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Joey" as he was known, was born on 23rd July 1921 in Wolstanton, Staffordshire to Joseph and Florence Knapper. The family later lived in Leeds, Yorkshire. He is believed to have joined Hood at age 17 or 18. Hood was his first and only ship. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.




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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Shelagh A Meacham (Information, May 2004)