CEF Soldier Detail

Private Benjamin Marcus Knapp
Died: August 15, 1917

Regimental Number:
204577
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
13th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Rainey River, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Margaret Knapp (mother), Asquith, Saskatchewan
Address at Enlistment:
Asquith, Saskatchewan
Date of Birth:
January 21, 1898
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Date of Enlistment:
March 27, 1916
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Baptist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Attack on Hill 70, Loos
Date of Death:
August 15, 1917
Age at Death:
19
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
Asquith, Saskatchewan WWI Memorial Plaque
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 5219-16
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

See biographical information about his family on page 178 of the local history book, The Asquith Record (1982, )

See his memorial page on the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial.

Details of death from Ancestry.com which includes a digitized image of the casualty form from the "Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948” database

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 13th Battalion

Son of the late Mahlon Knight and Marguerite Louisa Knapp.

He is included in the Town of Asquith Roll of Honour on page 30 and the Asquith and District Roll of Honour on page 31 of The Asquith Record as Knapp, Ben and is highlighted as dying on the "field of honor." He is also commemorated on the WWI Memorial plaque on the gates of the Asquith Cemetery.