-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

Updated 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
JOSEPH WILLIAM KNAPPER

No photos of this individual are available
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 27453
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Joey" as he was known, was born on 23 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. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Shelagh A Meacham (Information, May 2004)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)