Documents belonging to Harold Gladstone Knapp, known to locals of Shrivenham as Rimble. There had been no explanation as to how he got that nickname until now...(Please click the link below to see an excellent article by John Clements). Relates to his military service in Greece during the First World War, his involvment with Shrivenham Village Cricket and his interest in Hound Packs. Documents online include the following:
Photos of Harold.
An article researched and written by John Clements. To read it please click HERE.
A military Diary. Please click HERE (Contains an amusing incident of him being charged with using the General's Latrine).
A Transcription of the above diary by Tony Belk go HERE
Photo with a Hound Pack
A poem written about the destruction of a Zeppelin in Salonica. (Was the author Harold Knapp ?)
A tatty photo of a probable location in Greece.
An enigmatic document contained within an envelope bearing his military address. The delicate paper seems to be a letter written to him by a friend, that has then been used to record medical information. To read it click HERE
An I.D. Certificate for Harold Knapp.
Letters sent to Harold. One from the Vicar of Shrivenham, Edward Hill, during the war, and other after. To view the letters click HERE.
Letters from one of the Barrington's concerning village Cricket. To view the letters and a transcription of both, click HERE.
Some Postcards from Greece to home
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