Hull Newspapers Hull Daily Mail 1885 - date
1885-89 No Knaggs
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Mon 24 Feb 1908 In Memoriam
Knaggs - In loving memory of William Knaggs who died February 23rd 1907. < Repeated in subsequent years >
Fri 12 Feb 1915 Death
Knaggs - At 16 Ceylon Street, Marfleet, William Leighton Knaggs (late of Kilham), aged 86 years. Interred in Marfleet Churchyard on Tuesday at 2.30 pm.
Mon 8 Mar 1915 Death
Knaggs - At the Hull infirmary, March 6th, Edmond, the beloved husband of Helen H Knaggs of Harley Street, aged 56. Interred Western Cemetery Tuesday.
Thu 17 Jun 1915 Death
Knaggs - June 15th at 12 John’s Terrace, Walmsley Street, Henry, beloved husband of the late Sarah Ann Knaggs, aged 80.
Thu 1 Jul 1915 Death
Knaggs - July 1st at 2 Wainfleet Terrace, Fountain Road, John Knaggs, the beloved husband of Elizabeth Ann Knaggs. Interred Western Cemetery, Sun July 4th 1.30pm.
Mon 26 Jul 1915 Marriage
Knaggs-Kirk On July 24th at Cottingham Parish Church, Richard Spencer Knaggs, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Knaggs, Leven to Emily Kate, youngest daughter of Mrs Kirk and the late Mr Kirk of Ellerby Mill. (by licence)
Fri 7 Apr 1916 Death
Knaggs - April 5th at 4 Alexandra Street, Mary Knaggs, widow of the late John Knaggs. Funeral western Cemetery, April 8th 2.10 pm.
Wed 24 Apr 1918 Roll of Honour
Knaggs - Died from wounds, April 14th 1918, Pte E. Knaggs (Ted) E.Y.R., beloved son of Mr and Mrs Knaggs, 4 Alexandra Street, Hull, aged 33 years.
Wed 21 Aug 1918 Roll of Honour
Knaggs - Died of wounds received in action, August 9th, Corpl R S Knaggs, R.A.M.C., Field Ambulance, late of the East Riding Police Force, Cottingham, the faithful husband of Emily Kate (Kitty) Knaggs, of Ellerby, aged 27 years.
< This is Richard Spencer >
Mon 22 Nov 1920 Birth
Knaggs - November 20th 1920, at De la Pole Avenue, Hull, to Mr and Mrs R Knaggs, twin boys.
< Who are these? no obvious registrations. >
Tue 28 Dec 1920 Death
Knaggs - December 26th, Beatrice, the beloved youngest daughter of Elizabeth Ann and the late John Knaggs. Interred Western Cemetery 29th at 3pm.
Mon 30 Jan 1922 Death
Knaggs - January 30th at 26 Nornabell Street, Hull, William (Billy) beloved husband of Alice Knaggs and eldest son of W W and E J Knaggs, Cottingham. Interred Cottingham Cemetery thursday.
Thu 8 Jun 1922 Death
Knaggs - June 7th 1922 at 119 Finkle Street, Cottingham, William Waller Knaggs, the deeply loved husband of E J Knaggs, aged 51 years (11 years service with E P Perkins, hairdresser etc, Saville Street, Hull). Interred Cottingham Cemetery, Saturday June 10th, cortege leaving the house 2.30.
Mon 12 Jun 1922 Funeral of Mr W W Knaggs, Cottingham
The funeral of Mr William Waller Knaggs took place at Cottingham on Saturday, there being a large attendance of relatives and friends.
Mr Knaggs, who had lived in Cottingham over 22 years, died last Wednesday, at the age of 51, leaving a widow and 5 children. Prior to the war he had a hairdressing business in the village, but for the last 11 years had worked with the firm of E P Perkins of 20 Saville Street, Hull. He was highly respected both in the trade with which he had been associated 34 years and in the village and will be greatly missed. He was one of the best of local billiard players and a keen supporter of the Cottingham Reading Room.
< plus description of mourners etc >
Mon 23 Jul 1923 Death
Knaggs - July 21st, Mabel, the dearly loved daughter of E J and the late W W Knaggs. Cortege leaves the house Tuesday 3pm.
Tue 18 Dec 1923 Death
Knaggs - December 17th at 4 Young Street, Withernsea, Eleanor (Nellie), beloved wife of Richard Knaggs, aged 36 years. Interred Western Cemetery, Thursday. Cortege leaves 40 Wellstead Street at 2pm.
< Who is this? No death or marriage registration known. >
Fri 28 Dec 1923 Death
Knaggs - December 26th at 4 Alexandra Street, Hannah, the dearly loved wife of George Knaggs. Interred 2.30 Saturday Western Cemetery.
Thu 5 Mar 1925 Death
Knaggs - March 4th at the Hull Royal Infirmary, Abel, the beloved husband of Emma Knaggs (late of 7 Leonard’s Avenue, Rhodes Street), after long illness.
Fri 7 Aug 1925 Marriage
Knaggs - Gardham On August 1st at Beverley by licence, Albert Henry son of Mr John Knaggs, Withernwick, to Henrietta youngesy daughter of Mrs and the late Mr Gardham, also of Withernwick.
Tue 9 Nov 1926 Death
Knaggs - November 7th at 11 Princess May Avenue, Cleveland Street, Hull, Doris Mary, age 21, the only daughter of Mr and Mrs W Knaggs.
Tue 21 Feb 1928 Death
Knaggs - February 20th, suddenly, Elizabeth Hannah, aged 67, at 516 Holderness Road, beloved wife of the late Alfred Knaggs of Howden and dear mother of Clara Colbridge and Harold. Interred Thursday 2.45 Hedon Road Cemetery.
Fri 19 Jul 1929 Marriage
Palmer - Knaggs July 18th at the Norman Memorial P M Church, Roland Samuel, youngest son of Mr and Mrs S J Palmer late of Bridlington to Elsie Elizabeth only daughter of Mr and Mrs G Knaggs of Hull.
Tue 22 Apr 1930 Death
Knaggs - at 119 Finkle Street, Cottingham, Emma Jane (Emmie), aged 56 years, wife of the late W W Knaggs. Interred Wednesday, Cottingham. Cortege leaves 2.25.
Thu 18 Sep 1930 In Memoriam
Knaggs - In loving memory of my dear husband, George Knaggs, died September 18th 1925 - loving wife Minnie.
Thu 23 Oct 1930 Death
Knaggs - October 22nd 1930, Mary Ann (Polly), late Brough, beloved wife of John Knaggs, 11 Cornwall Gardens, Brunswick Avenue. Interred Western Cemetery, Saturday 25th. Cortege leaves house 12.45 pm.
Fri 14 Nov 1930 Death
Knaggs - On November 13th at 11 Princess May Avenue, Cleveland Street, Sarah Ann, the beloved wife of W Knaggs.
Fri 13 Nov 1931 In Memoriam
Knaggs - In loving memory of my dear wife, Sarah Anne, who passed away November 13th 1930; also Doris, daughter of above, died November 7th 1926.
Mon 20 Feb 1933 Birth
Knaggs - On February 17th at 9 Stephenson Street, to Mr and Mrs Knaggs (née Ada Carmichael) a son. < Trevor C >
Tue 8 Aug 1933 Birth
Knaggs - To Mr and Mrs G Knaggs, August 5th (née Phyllis Johnson), at 91 Clifton Street, a daughter.
Mon 18 Sep 1933 Marriage
Peak - Knaggs September 17th at Beverley Road Methodist Church, Henry Thomason (Harry), eldest son of Mr and Mrs H T Peak to Elsie Irene (Rene) second daughter of Mr and Mrs F W Knaggs, both of Hull.
Wed 3 Jan 1934 Birth
Knaggs - on January 2nd to Mr and Mrs F Knaggs (née Beatrice Child), at 44 Belmont Street, a daughter. < This is Evelyn D >
Mon 27 Jan 1936 Death
Knaggs - 25 Jan 1936, at Sutton Annexe, Minnie, aged 58 years, the beloved wife of the late George. Cortege leaves 196 Chamberlain Road for Hedon Road Cemetery, Wednesday at 2 pm. Rest after much suffering.
Mon 18 Jul 1938 Death
Knaggs - On 17th inst., at 440 Southcoates Lane, Tom, aged 73 years. Cortege leaves above address 2.30 pm Tuesday July 19th for Hedon Road Crematorium. From Alice, Harry and family.
Mon 24 Oct 1938 Death
Knaggs - Suddenly on 23rd inst., at 5 Glebe Road, Stoneferry, William, aged 66 years (late L & N E R), husband of the late Sarah and father of Fred, Harry and George. Cortege leaves Thursday October 27th at 2 pm. Service St Saviours 2.15 pm, interment Hedon Road Cemetery.
Fri 4 Nov 1938 Death
Knaggs - (née Amos), 38 Temple Street, November 4th, suddenly at the Maternity Home, Hedon Road, Eliza (Dorothy) beloved wife of Reginald.
Sat 4 Nov 1939 Death
Knaggs - Elizabeth Ann widow of the late John Knaggs died suddenly November 3rd. Interment Northern Cemetery, Monday 2.30 pm - Maud, Walter, Charles.
Wed 8 May 1940 Death
Knaggs - May 6th at 132 Wingfield Road, Mary Jane, aged 79 years, beloved mother of Sarah, Elizabeth, son-in-law Stephen. Cortege leaves residence for Hedon Road Cemetery 3 pm Friday.
Wed 15 Jan 1941 Death
Knaggs - January 10th 1941, suddenly, at B.R.H., Martha Daisy, dearly beloved wife of Harold, loving mother of Phil, Hilda, Ellen, Ruby, son-in-law Albert and darling gran of baby Jean. Cortege leaves 26 14th Avenue at 2.30 Thursday for Western Cemetery. Loving sister of Stan, Ruby, Sally.
Mon 24 Mar 1941 Marriage
Haldenby - Knaggs On the 22nd March, at St Albans, Robert, B.S.M. (R.A) to Doris, both of Hull.
Fri 6 Jun 1941 Death
Knaggs - June 5th, suddenly, Albert, the dearly loved husband of Bertha. Interment Monday, Cottingham Cemetery 2 pm.
Mon 26 Jan 1942 Death
Knaggs - January 25th at 45 Park Road, Helen Gibbon, aged 82 years, widow of the late Edmund (Ted) Knaggs, and loving mother of Annie, Maud, Fred, Ernest and Reg.
Service in King’s Hall, Thursday 1.15 pm. Interment Western Cemetery.
Tue 17 Feb 1942 Death
Knaggs - Sarah Elizabeth, beloved mother of Alice, Elsie, Eleanor. Interred Hedon Road 2.0 Wednesday.
Wed 9 Sep 1942 Death
Knaggs - On the 7th inst at 12 Mappleton Grove, Elizabeth, aged 67, widow of the late George, and beloved mother of Jack, Elizabeth, Margaret, Hilda, Lilian, Doris, in-laws Ada, Herbert, Charles, Harry, “Bill”, and dear grandma of “Bessie”, Herbert, Norma, Doreen, Barbara, Trevor and Christine. resting Co-op Chapel of Rest. Cortege leaves Thursday 1.00 pm for service and interment Flamborough Churchyard 2.30 pm.
Mon 26 Jul 1943 Death
Knaggs - On the 24th inst (suddenly) at 7 Melrose Street, George Arthur, aged 27, dearly loved son of William and Sarah (late of Plane Street), beloved brother of Kathleen, Charlie, Dora, Laurie, in-laws Dolly, Sid, Charlie, Mary and loving uncle of baby Alan. Cortege leaves Tuesday 1.15 pm for interment Western Cemetery.
Wed 20 Oct 1943 Death
Knaggs - October 19th at 840 Spring Bank West, Clara Emily, beloved wife of Frederick William Knaggs, and dear mother of Marjorie, Renee, Winnie and Fred. Funeral arrangements later.
Tue 13 Feb 1945 Death
Knaggs - February 11th at A.R.H., John, aged 76, of Brahm Lea, Woodmansey (late of Messrs Reckitt and Coleman), beloved of the late Lydia Knaggs, and dear uncle of Agnes Greenley. Resting E W Brown and Son’s Private Chapel, Newland, where cortege leaves Thursday, 1.30 for service and interment Woodmansey Church 2 pm.
Tue 18 Dec 1945 Roll of Honour
Knaggs - In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother Albert, Sig. Opp. Airborne, killed in an accident while on operations over Crete, December 18 1944. Mom, Dad, Rowland and Jean.
Wed 19 Dec 1945 Death
Knaggs - On the 18th at 9 Welton-gr, George, aged 87 years (late passenger guard LNER), beloved husband of the late Hannah, dear dad of Henry, William in-laws Edith and Sarah. Resting Co-op Rest Rooms, 23 Hutt Street. Cortege leaves residence Friday 1.15 for interment Western Cemetery.
Tue 3 Jul 1945 Silver Wedding
LONGBONE - KNAGGS July 3rd 1920, Harold to Lily. Present address 133 Finkle Street, Cottingham.
Thu 7 Aug 1947 Death
Knaggs - August 6 1947, Dorothy Eva, aged 56 years, the beloved wife of Reginald, dear mother of Mary and Jack, and loving sister of Frances. Cortege leaves 810 Spring Bank West 1 pm, Friday for service at Church of the Ascension. Interment Western Cemetery.
Sat 12 Apr 1947 Death
Knaggs - On April 10th at 23 Walmsley Street, George, dearly loved husband of Ada and father of Walter and Hilda, in-laws Crrie and Cecil, dear granddad of Kathleen. Service at the City Crematorium, Monday 3 pm. No flowers by request.
Wed 25 Jun 1947 Birth
Knaggs - To Alan and Alice (née Cunningham) of 12 Habro’-Terrace, Freehold Street, June 25th. God’s gift of a son.
< This is Alan I >
Tue 18 Apr 1950 Death
Knaggs - On April 17 at 43 Hayton Grove, George, aged 71 years, dearly loved husband of Maud Beatrice and dear dad of Elsie, in-law Rowland and dear grandpa of Shirley. Resting Co-op Rest Rooms, 23 Hutt Street. Cortege leaves 146 Beverley Road, Hessle Friday 11 am for service Hawthorn Avenue Methodist Church 11.20 prior to cremation. No flowers please.
[ Brother of Harry, in-law Jessie, uncle of Mary and George ]
Mon 28 Aug 1950 Birth
Knaggs - August 25, at 18 Sharp Street, to Marjorie (nee Hoe) and Wally, a son.
< This is Geoffrey A >
Fri 15 Dec 1950 Death
Knaggs - On the 13th, at Sutton Annexe, Harry, aged 51, beloved husband of Florrie (nee Bootyman) and dear dad of Dennis, Kenneth, Eric, in-law Enid. Resting Co-op Rest Rooms, 23 Hutt Street. Cortege leaves 33 Brigham Grove Saturday 2.15 for interment Eastern Cemetery.
step-brother of G R (Grinsdale), in-law Vida, dear uncle of Vera
Wed 26 Mar 1952 Death
Knaggs - March 25, suddenly, Frederick William, aged 68 years, beloved husband of the late Clara Emily Knaggs and dearly loved father of Marjorie, Rennie, Winnie and Fred and a dear granddad. Resting at A Shepherd and Sons Private Chapel, Brunswick Avenue. Cortege leaves 845 Anlaby Road at 2.30 pm Thursday for service Derringham Methodist Church 2.40 pm prior to interment Western Cemetery.
Wed 10 Mar 1954 Death
Knaggs - Richard Cecil, suddenly, Beverley Base, March 9th aged 34 years, dearly loved husband of Brenda and darling daddy of Barry.
Sat 20 Oct 1956 Death
Knaggs - On October 19 at 67 Norton Grove, Jessie, aged 72 years, dearly loved wife of Harry and devoted mother of Mary, in-law George, grandma of Margaret. Resting Co-op Rest Rooms, 23 Hutt Street. Cortege leaves residence Tuesday 11 am for interment Northern Cemetery.
Thu 20 Feb 1958 Death
Knaggs - On February 19, at 4 Green Close, North Hill, Phyllis (nee Johnson) aged 49 years, dearly loved wife of George Robert, devoted mother of Brenda, in-law George, grandma of Alec and Denis. Resting Co-op Rest Rooms, 23 Hutt Street. Cortege leaves residence Saturday 1 pm for interment Northern Cemetery.
< also daughter Edith, in-law Henry (previous marriage?) >
Sat 9 May 1959 Death
Knaggs - Ada, on May 8, beloved wife of the late George and dear mother of Walter and Hilda, in-laws Carrie and Stan, grandma of Kathleen. Cremation Wednesday May 13 at 11.0 am. No flowers by request.
< Not yet sure who these are >
Wed 16 Sep 1959 Death
Knaggs - September 15 at 9 Granville Villas, Sculcoates Lane, Blanche, aged 73, the dearly loved wife of Ernest and loving mother of Gladys, Harold, Kenneth, Alf and Frances, in-laws and grandchildren. resting E W Brown and son’s Private Chapel, Newland. Cortege leaves residence Saturday 9.50 for City Crematorium 10.20.
Sat 15 Jul 1961 Congratulations - Coming of Age
Knaggs - Jean, congratulations on your 21st birthday. etc
Mon 21 Aug 1961 Death
Knaggs - August 19th at Western General Hospital, Annie, aged 74 years, beloved wife of Ernest and dear mother of Rowland, Jean and in-law John. Resting at A Shepherd and Sons’ private Chapel, Brunswick Avenue. Cortege leaves 19 Ash Grove, Park Road, on Wednesday at 1.45 pm for service at the Crematorium, Hedon Road 2.10. No flowers please.
Mon 12 Mar 1962 Death
Knaggs - March 10, 1962, Kathleen, dearly loved daughter of Sarah and the late William, loving sister of Charlie, Dora, Laurie and the late Arthur, auntie of Alan, Sydney and Pat. Cortege leaves 31 Springfield Road, Anlaby Road 2.30 pm Tuesday for service and interment Western Cemetery 2.45 pm. Resting at M Garton and Son’s rest Room, 546 Anlaby Road.
Wed 11 Apr 1962 Death
Knaggs - Suddenly, on April 11, at 2 Albert Street, Bridlington, aged 57 years, James William, the dearly loved husband of Elizabeth Ann and a dearly loved father and grandfather. Funeral service at Christ Church, Bridlington on Saturday, April 14 at 10 am, followed by interment Bridlington Cemetery at 10.30 am.
Wed 13 Jun 1962 Death
Knaggs - June 12 at Western General Hospital, Walter Reginald (Reg), aged 62 years, dearly loved husband of Edith, dearest dad of Gerald and Joyce, in-laws Barbara and Leslie and loving granddad of Angela and Ian. Cortege leaves 134 Meadowbank Road 1pm, Friday, for service at the Chanterlands Crematorium. Resting at S Robinson and Sons’ Rest Rooms, 35 Boothferry Road, Hull. No flowers by request please.
Wed 11 Sep 1963 Death
Knaggs - George William, Died suddenly, September 9, loving husband of Ada and father of George, Wilf, Edgar. Cortege leaves 9 Alexandra Terrace, Buckingham Street 2.30 Friday for Eastern Cemetery.
son George, in-law Muriel
son Edgar, in-law Pat
son Thomas, in-law Dorothy
brother Albert, in-law Evelina
Thu 12 Dec 1963 Death
Knaggs - On December 11, 1963, suddenly, in Hull Royal Infirmary, Eleanor, aged 45 years, dearly loved wife of Gordon, dearest mam of Geoffrey, Michael, Barbara, loving daughter of Eleanor and the late George Horne. Resting Co-op rest rooms, 23 Hutt Street. Cortege leaves 100 Newcomen street, saturday 11 am for service and interment Northern Cemetery 11.20 am.
Sister-in-law of Audrey and Ken, auntie of Terry.
Tue 29 Sep 1964 Death
Knaggs - September 28th, suddenly at 1 Ash Grove, Perth Street, John Cyril, aged 64 (late Messrs Hockney’s Ltd), the dearly loved husband of Sally, loving father of Ivor, in-law Jean and dear pop of Phillip and Judith. Resting E W Brown and Son’s Private Chapel, Newland. Cortege leaves residence, thursday 1.40 for service Perth Street Methodist Church 1.45, prior to interment Driffield Cemetery.
< Sally is Sarah Helena >
Mon 31 May 1965 Death
Knaggs - May 29 at 19 Ash Grove, Park Road, Ernest Rowland, aged 79 years, beloved husband of the late Annie and dearly loved father of Rowland, Jean and in-law John. Resting at A Shepherd and Sons’ Private Chapel, Brunswick Avenue. Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday at 3 pm for service at Chanterlands Crematorium 3.20 pm.
Tue 7 Sep 1965 Silver Wedding
Smaje - Knaggs Congratulations on your anniversary, mam and dad. Love always - Alan and Sydney.
< This is Dora M Knaggs and Sidney W Smaje >
Mon 27 Sep 1965 Death
Knaggs (nee Barwick) - September 24, Doris May (Dolly), aged 56 years, dearly loved wife of Charlie, loving mother of Pat. Cortege leaves 83 Brooklands Road 2.40 pm Tuesday for service and interment Western cemetery 3 pm. Resting at M Garton and son’s rest Room, 546 Anlaby Road.
Mon 31 Jan 1966 Death
Knaggs - January 30, Charles William, aged 54 years, beloved husband of the late Dolly, loving father of Pat. Cortege leaves 83 Brooklands Road 1.30 pm Thursday for service and interment Western Cemetery 1.45 pm. Resting at M Garton and Son’s Rest Room, 546 Anlaby Road from 4pm Tuesday.
- dearly loved son of Sarah (Queenie) and the late William, brother of Dora and Laurence and the late Kathleen, Arthur.
< Dolly is Doris May. When was Pat born? >
Tue 8 Mar 1966 Death
Knaggs - March 7, Charles, aged 85 years, dearly loved brother of Sarah Lupton, dear uncle of Alan and Alice. Cortege leaves 51 Bristol Road 1.40 pm Thursday for service Chanterlands Crematorium 2pm. Resting at M Garton and Son’s Rest Room, 546 Anlaby Road from 2 pm Wednesday.
Wed 16 Mar 1966 Marriage
Knaggs - Feasey David to Janet, March 12 at St Nicholas Church, Hull.
Thu 30 Jun 1966 Death
Knaggs - June 29 1966, at Longhill House, Ernest, aged 78 years, the beloved husband of the late Blanche, loving dad of Gladys, Francis, Harold, ken and Alf, in-laws Hilda, Min and Margaret and dear granddad of Peter, Pauline, Christine, Eileen, Royston, Stephen and Arnold. Cortege leaves 2 Poplar Grove, Sculcoates Lane, Monday 3.00 pm for service at Chanterlands Crematorium 3.20. Resting E W Brown and Son’s Private Chapel, 433 Beverly Road.
Tue 25 Apr 1967 Death
Knaggs - April 24, Sarah Elizabeth, aged 80 years, beloved wife of the late William, loving mother of Dora, Laurie, and the late Kathleen, Charles and Arthur, in-laws Syd and Mary, dear grandma of Alan, Syd and Pat. Cortege leaves 31 Springfield Road, Anlaby Road 1.5 pm, Thursday, for service and interment Western Cemetery 1.20 pm. Resting at M Garton and Sons Rest Room, 546 Anlaby Road.
Thu 11 May 1967 Death
Knaggs - May 9, suddenly in hospital, aged 36 years, Tony, dearly loved son of Doris and Syd Knaggs, of 55 Eastgate North, Driffield, dearly loved brother of Susan, in-law Keith and niece Kay. Service and interment at Driffield Cemetery on Saturday at 10.30 am.
Fri 12 May 1967 Birth
Knaggs - To Barbara and Graham, a son, on May 11, brother for Tracey, 1st grandson to Mr and Mrs Longley and Mr and Mrs Knaggs.
< This is Andrew Graham >
Tue 4 Jul 1967 Coming of Age
Knaggs - Congratulations, Marlene, on your 21st. Health and happiness always. Love - Mum and Dad.
Mon 7 Aug 1967 Death
Knaggs - August 6 at 33 Southwood Avenue, Margaret, aged 74 years, dearly loved wife of the late John and loving sister of Frances and Mary. Cortege leaves Binbrook, 28 Kingsway, Cottingham, 10.45 am Wednesday August 9 for service and interment Cottingham Cemetery. Resting H Kemp and Sons, Hallgate.
Fri 29 Sep 1967 Forthcoming Marriage
Bonewell - Knaggs Marlene to Malcolm, September 30, 2 pm St James’s Church, Sutton. All friends welcome at church.
< This is Marlene L KNAGGS and James M BONEWELL >
Tue 9 Apr 1968 Death
Knaggs - Suddenly, April 8, at 5 Glebe Road, Stoneferry, Fred, aged 61 years, dearly beloved husband of Beatrice, loving father of Evelyn, David, in-laws Earny and Maureen, dear brother-in-law of Fred. Resting John Parkin and Sons, Barmston Street. Cortege leaves residence Thursday 11 am for interment Eastern Cemetery.
Tue 23 Apr 1968 Birth
Knaggs - To Kenneth and Norma, April 21, a daughter, sister for Ian Michael.
< This is Joanne Deborah >
Tue 18 Jun 1968 Death
Knaggs - June 16, with tragic suddenness in a road accident, Ethel Emily, aged 67, of 5 Bempton Lane, Bridlington. Dearly loved sister of Edith, Alice and Gertrude. Service and cremation at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough, tomorrow, Wednesday at 2.30 pm. Flowers and enquiries to F Kneeshaw and Son’s Private Chapel, 58 Richmond Street, Bridlington.
Tue 26 Jan 1971 Death
Knaggs - Ernest, died suddenly January 25, in Kingston General, beloved husband of the late Elsie, and father of Mary, the late Bob, Josie, Arthur, Bill, Kate, Nora, Stephen and Peter.
Cortege leaves 4 Park Grove, Cave Street, 1 pm Monday 30 for service Chanterlands Crematorium 1.20 pm.
Mon 29 Nov 1971 Death
Knaggs - On November 27, 1971, Enid, aged 44 years, of 202 Parthian Road, dearly loved wife of Denis, loving mother of Martin. Resting Co-Operative Rest Rooms, 344 Holderness Road. Cortege leaves 168 Parthian Road Wednesday 10.50 am for service Chanterlands Crematorium. Peace after much suffering. No flowers or letters please. Donations may be sent to Cancer Research, Midland Bank, Silver Street, Hull.
Mon 4 Dec 1972 Death
Knaggs - December 2 1972, suddenly, Walter, aged 80, the beloved husband of Lily, loving father of Maude and Wally, in-laws Joe and Marjorie, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Resting E W Brown and Sons private Chapel, 433 Beverley Road. Cortege leaves 374 Endike Lane Wednesday 10.15 am for service at Endike Mission 10.20 am prior to cremation at Chanterlands Crematorium.
Sat 8 Dec 1973 Birth
Knaggs - To Lesley (nee Rudd) and Arnold, a son, December 5 at Woodgates Maternity Hospital.
< This is Spencer John W - what happens to him? >
Mon 24 Dec 1973 Death
Knaggs - 22 December, David, aged 32 years, beloved husband of Janet, dear daddy of Carol and john. Cortege leaves 10 Graham Avenue Thursday 11 am for service Chanterlands Crematorium. Resting S Robinson and sons rest Rooms, 424 Hessle Road.
< In another notice, David is “son of Bertha and the late Albert”. >
Mon 15 Apr 1974 Death
Knaggs - On April 14 1974, at Hull Royal infirmary, George, aged 66 years, dearly loved husband of Barbara and dear uncle of Jean. Resting Co-Operative rest Rooms, 344 Holderness Road. Cortege leaves 2 Mount Pleasant, Sutton, Thursday 1 pm for service and interment Sutton Church and Churchyard 1.15 pm.
Tue 30 Apr 1974 Birthday Greetings
Knaggs - Muriel. Happy birthday mother - from Carol and Barry, Carol Ann, Carlo and Marie.
< Who are these people? >
Wed 29 Jan 1975 Death
Knaggs - On January 28 1975 in hospital, John William, aged 60 years, dearly loved husband of Caroline, loving father of John, Jean, Michael, Jennifer and Hilary, in-laws and grandchildren. Resting Co-operative rest Room, 23 Hutt Street. Cortege leaves 595 Hotham Road Friday 1.30 pm for service and interment Northern Cemetery 1.45 pm.
Fri 21 Feb 1975 Engagement
Knaggs - Frank Mr and Mrs P Frank, of 30 Station Road, South Cave, are pleased to announce the engagement of their youngest daughter Carol Lesley to Colin, youngest son of Mr and Mrs A Knaggs of 19 Manor Road, Hull.
< They marry jun 1976 >
Wed 26 Feb 1975 Death
Knaggs - February 25, in hospital, Barbara, aged 41 years, dearly loved mother of Geraldine, Andrew, Mandy and Wayne. Resting John Parkin and Son, Eastfield House, Salthouse Road, Holderness Road. Cortege leaves 113 Greenwich Avenue Friday 10.50 am for service St Phillip’s Church 11 am prior to Chanterlands Crematorium.
< No mention of husband William H - divorced? >
< Mandy - Julie A? >
Sat 29 Mar 1975 Engagement
Knaggs - Baker Mr and Mrs Baker are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Edith to Stephen, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Knaggs.
< They marry dec 1975 >
Tue 28 Dec 1976 Death
Knaggs - December 25th 1976, Charles Henry, aged 86 (retired G.P.O.), the dearly loved husband of Flo and loved father of Betty, Dennis, Pat and Olga, in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Resting E W Brown and Sons Private Chapel, 433 Beverley Road. Cortege leaves 64 Westgarth Avenue Wednesday 1.40 pm for service at the Chanterlands Crematorium 2 pm.
Fri 22 Apr 1977 Death
Knaggs - April 21 1977 at Kingston General Hospital, Lily, aged 84. Beloved wife of the late Walter, loving mother of Maud and Wally, in-laws Joe and Marjorie, dear grandma of Josephine, Jennifer, Michael and Geoffrey and great-grandchildren. Resting E W Brown and Sons Private Chapel, 433 Beverley Road. Cortege leaves 374 Endike Lane, Monday 12.25 pm for service Endike Mission Church 12.30 pm prior to cremation at Chanterlands Crematorium.
Mon 23 May 1977 Birth
Knaggs - To Edith (nee Baker) and Stephen, On May 22nd, a beautiful daughter (Michelle Louise). Grateful thanks to wards 4 and 5 and all concerned at Hedon Road Maternity Hospital.
Tue 6 Jun 1978 Death
Knaggs - On June 4th 1978 at Hull Royal infirmary, Cheryl Jane, aged 4 years, loving daughter of Wendy and Roy. Resting Cooperative rest rooms, 344 holderness Road. Cortege leaves 97 Rokeby Park, Anlaby Park Road North, friday 9.40 am for service Chanterlands Crematorium 10.00. No flowers by request but donations to Leukaemia Fund, 42 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JJ will be appreciated.
Wed 24 May 1978 Death
Knaggs - May 23rd, Emily Kate, aged 88, of 4 Pinfold Bungalows, Burstwick, the dearly loved mother of Gordon and Audrey, in-laws June and ken and a much loved grandma and great-grandma. Resting at E Walker’s Chapel of Repose, Burton Pidsea. Funeral at All saints Church, Burstwick at 2.15 pm Saturday May 27th prior to interment in the cemetery.
Tue 4 Sep 1979 Birth
Knaggs (nee Exelby) - August 31st Gift of a son to Susan and Paul (Germany). First grandchild to Doreen, late John Exelby.
Tue 9 Sep 1980 Death
Knaggs - Suddenly, September 8th, Albert Henry, aged 74 years. Beloved husband of Evelina and dear father of Colin, Joan, Donald, in-laws and grandchildren. Cortege leaves 26 heron Street 11.20 am for service Chanterlands crematorium. Resting S Robinson and Son Rest Rooms, Hessle Road.
Thu 8 Jan 1981 Death
Knaggs - Suddenly, on January 6 1981, Maureen, aged 37 years, dearly loved wife of David, loving mother of Louise. Resting Co-Operative rest Rooms, 344 Holderness Road. Cortege leaves 37 Westlands Road, Sproatley, Tuesday 11 am for service and interment Eastern Cemetery 11.30.
Mon 2 Mar 1981 Birth
Knaggs - Lee and Maralyn (nee McGowan) the gift of a lovely daughter, Melanie. Many thanks to the staff at Hull Maternity Hospital.
Mon 9 Mar 1981 Death
Knaggs - March 7th in hospital, Florence, aged 89 years, of 1 Fortyfoot, Bridlington. Dear sister of Matthew (Matty) and sister-in-law of Dora Wright. Service and cremation at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough, on Thursday March 12th at 2.30 pm.
Thu 9 Jul 1981 Death
Knaggs - July 6th, Royston Kenneth, suddenly, at home, 97 Rokeby Park, aged 36 years, husband of Wendy. Reunited with Cheryl. Cortege leaves 153 Albert Avenue, 1pm Friday for service at the Chanterlands Crematorium 1.20 pm. Family flowers only please.
Wed 24 Feb 1982 Death
Knaggs - February 22 at Sutton Annexe, Frederick, aged 65 years, beloved husband of Irene, dearly loved father of Graham, Susan and Marian, in-laws Barbara, Bryan and John and dearest granddad of Louise, Tracy, Andrew, Sally-Ann, Jane, Simon, Matthew and baby Jonathan. Resting at A Shepherd and sons Rest Room, 48 Beverley Road. Cortege leaves 44 Thirty First Avenue on Friday at 12.45 pm for service at Chanterlands Cemetery 1 pm. Family flowers only, but donations to the Kidney Unit, c/o Fleming Ward, Sutton Annexe would be appreciated.
Fri 12 Nov 1982 Death
Knaggs - Suddenly, at home, on Nov 10 1982, Kenneth, aged 66 years. Dearly loved husband of Min and loving father of Eileen and Steve and the late Royston, in-laws Fred and Jean and grandchildren. Resting Co-operative Rest Rooms, 344 Holderness Road. Cortege leaves 72 Brendon Avenue Monday 9.40 for service Chanterlands Crematorium 10 am. Peace after much suffering.
Wed 17 Nov 1982 Acknowledgment
Knaggs Mrs Knaggs and family wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for kind messages of sympathy. A special thanks to Mrs Grantham and Mr Quibel for their most grateful help, also the management, staff and workmates of The Yorkshire Dry Dock Company, Capt Birney for his comforting words, and the Hull Cooperative for an efficient funeral service.
Thu 9 Dec 1982 Death
Knaggs - On December 8th, 1982, at Castle Hill Hospital, Florence, aged 81 years, dearly loved wife of the late Harry and loving mum of Denis, Kenneth and Eric, in-laws Pat, Norma and Anita and dear nanna of Martin, Ian, Joanne, Jonathan and Sue and great-grandma of Sarah. Resting Cooperative Rest Rooms, 344 Holderness Road. Cortege leaves 1 Reigate Close, Grasby Road, Tuesday 12.55 for service and interment Eastern Cemetery 1.15 pm.
Tue 6 Sep 1983 Death
Knaggs - Shirley, suddenly. Dearly loved daughter of Doris Petch and the late Harold Petch, dear sister of Moira, in-law David, auntie of Judith, Richard, Ann.
Thu 8 Sep 1983 Death
Knaggs - Suddenly at her home, 2 Wade Avenue, Hornsea, Shirley, beloved daughter of Mrs Doris Petch and loving sister of Moira, in-law David and dear auntie. Funeral service Chanterlands Crematorium, Hull 11 am Friday September 9. Resting C M Allott’s Chapel of rest, Southgate, Hornsea.
< No mention of husband Robert Arthur - divorced? >
Thu 22 Mar 1984 Death
Knaggs - March 20th 1984 at Hull Royal Infirmary, John Ivor (Jack), aged 60, dearly loved husband of Jenny, loving father of Judith and Philip, in-laws Keith and Sheila, and darling granddad of Amy, Simon and Stephen. Loved and remembered always. Peace after much suffering. Cortege leaves 18 Starboard Avenue, Beverley High Road, Monday 11.10 am, for service Princes Avenue Methodist Church, 11.30 am, prior to cremation at the Chanterlands Crematorium 12.10 pm. Resting E W Brown and Sons Private Chapel, 433 Beverley Road. Family flowers only please, but donations (at the church) to Dr K Moghassi Laser Appeal, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, would be appreciated.
Fri 19 Aug 1985 Death
Knaggs - April 18th, at home, Lily, aged 78 years. Beloved wife of Ernie, dearly loved mother of Bill and Dot, in-law Joyce, and much loved grandma of Helen, Rachel and Julie. Cortege leaves Westmeath Avenue, Albermarle Street on Wednesday 1.45 pm. Service at St Matthews Church, Boulevard, 1.45 pm prior to interment at Chanterlands Crematorium 2.30 pm. Resting S Robinson and Sons Rest Room, Hessle Road, hours 9 am to 5 pm. No flowers by request but donations if desired to St Matthews Church c/o the Vicarage, Boulevard.
Wed 24 Apr 1985 Death
Knaggs - April 23rd at Kingston General Hospital, Florence, aged 90, beloved wife of the late Charles Henry and loving mother of Betty, Dennis, Olga and Pat, in-laws, grand-children and great-grand-children. Resting E W Brown and Sons Private Chapel, 433 Beverley Road. Cortege leaves 64 Westgarth Avenue, Oldstead Avenue, Friday 3.10 pm for service at Chanterlands Crematorium 3.30 pm.
Fri 6 Sep 1985 Death
Knaggs - September 5th 1985, Joyce. Dear wife of Charles Dennis and loving mother of Marlene, beloved nanna of Vikki and Clair. Resting R Boddy’s Chapel, 365 Holderness Road. Cortege leaves 71 Sinclair Crescent 3 pm Monday for service Chanterlands Crematorium 3.20 pm.
Thu 3 Oct 1985 Birth
Knaggs - Sue and Martin, a girl, October 2nd, sister for Sarah. Thank you darling. < Kathryn Louise >
Fri 25 Oct 1985 Death
Knaggs - Hilda, died suddenly October 24th. Broken hearted daughter Christine, grandsons Richard and David. Cortege leaves daughter’s residence Wednesday October 30th 9.40 am for service Hull Crematorium 10.00 am. Resting Co-operative Rest Rooms.
< Notice from daughter Pauline and Dennis, grandchildren Mark, Tina and Michael >
Mon 3 Nov 1986 Death
Knaggs - November 2nd 1986, John Major Knaggs, aged 82. Dearly loved husband of Ada, loving father of Trevor, in-law Hazel and dear granddad of Garry. Resting E W Brown and Sons Private Chapel, 433 Beverley Road (hours 9 am to 7 pm). Cortege leaves 9 Stephenson Street, Southcoates Lane Thursday 11 am for service at the Chanterlands Crematorium 11.20 am.
Sat 31 Jan 1987 Death
Knaggs - Barbara, aged 74, died suddenly on January 29 1987 at her home. Dearly loved wife of the late George and dear aunty of Jean. Resting at Co-operative Rest Rooms, 344 Holderness Road (hours Mon-Sat 9 am to 5 pm). Cortege leaves residence Wednesday 2.20 pm for service at St James Church, Sutton, 2.30 pm followed by interment in the churchyard.
Mon 11 May 1987 Death
Knaggs - Bertha, in Kingston General Hospital, aged 77, beloved wife of the late Albert, loving mother of the late David and daughter-in-law Janet, dearest grandma of Carol, John and Christopher. Cortege leaves 10 Graham Avenue, Hessle High Road on Wednesday 10.20 am for service and interment Northern Cemetery 10.45 am.
< Previous notice on 9 May >
Thu 14 May 1987 Wedding Photo
Miss Ann Knaggs of Sandringham Lane, Skirlaugh and Mr Tony Ryovie of Beechfield Drive, Willerby, after their wedding at Hornsea Methodist Church.
< Stephen A Ryalls in BMD >
Mon 13 Jul 1987 Birth (It’s a boy)
Knaggs (nee Gibson) - Thank you Tanya for a lovely daughter. Welcome sister for Danny. Love Peter. Thanking staff Hull Maternity Hospital.
< This is Stacey Christina >
Tue 14 Jul 1987 Death
Knaggs - Stephen, died July 13th, in Kingston General Hospital, aged 85 years. Dearly loved husband of Frances and dearly loved father of Stephen, Terence and Betty, in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Resting at R Boddy’s Rest Rooms, 365 Holderness Road (hours 9 am - 7 pm). Cortege leaves 22 Sweet Dews Grove 3 pm Thursday July 16 for service at Chanterlands Cemetery 3.20 pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired to Dove House, Beverley Road.
Knaggs - August 5th 1987, suddenly, George Robert, aged 84, dearly loved husband of Enid, loving father of Brenda, in-law George, and dear grand-dad of Alec, Dennis and Christopher, in-laws Linda, Jane and Mandy and great-grand-dad of Sarah, Jenny, Sharon, Louise, Joanne and Linsay. Service at the Chanterlands Cemetery Tuesday 3 pm. No flowers by request.
Tue 7 Mar 1989 Death
Knaggs - Edith, suddenly, March 5th. Deepest sympathy to grandma, Mattie and Alan. John, Dawn and family.
Thu 6 Sep 1990 Death
Knaggs Enid (nee Fowler). Dearly loved sister of Joyce in-law Harold, much loved auntie and great-auntie.
Fri 7 Sep 1990 Death
Knaggs Enid Ethel, aged 77, September 5th at Princess Royal Hospital. beloved wife of the late George and loving sister of Frank, Joyce, Norman, Brian and the late Malcolm and in-laws. Cortege to leave residence Monday 1.40 pm for service at the Chanterlands Crematorium 2.00 pm. No flowers by request.
Mon 25 Feb 1991 Death
KNAGGS Pat, after much suffering, gone to join brother Jimmy. Deepest sympathy to Tina, John, Denise, Danny, Tricia and Momo’s.
Fri 1 Mar 1991 Death
KNAGGS Patricia. Deepest sympathy to Tucker and all the family - from the Mennell family.
Fri 15 Mar 1991 Death
KNAGGS Ada, aged 90, passed away peacefully 14.3.91, Withernsea Hospital. Reunited with dad. Love Son Tom, in-law Dot. Beloved Oma of Patricia, Lee, Debbie, great grandma to Robert, Davis, Melanie and Linsey.
Sat 16 Mar 1991 Death
KNAGGS Ada, died in hospital 14/3/91. Beloved wife of the late George, dear mother of George, Thomas and Eddy. Resting Annison private chapel, Witham, from whence cortege leaves 9.45 am Wednesday for service and interment Eastern Cemetery 10 am.
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Mon 15 Apr 1991 Death
KNAGGS Ada, April 12th 1991, aged 84, wife of the late Jack Knaggs, mother of Trevor and daughter of the late Bunker Carmichael (late Hull Kingston Rovers). Service at the Chanterlands Crematorium Thursday 11.00 am. Resting E W Brown & Sons, Private Chapel, 433 Beverley Road hours 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Wed 24 Apr 1991 Birth
KNAGGS Emma. Thank you darling for a lovely baby boy Liam Carmichael born 22/4/91 at Hedon Road Maternity. Love from Garry, Gareth, Kimberley.
Thu 25 Apr 1991 Birth
NAGGS (sic) (nee Rylatt) Thank you Emma & Garry for a lovely grandson (Liam). Born 1.50 am Monday 22/4/91 (15 weeks premature, 1 lb 2 oz) Brother for Kimberley & Gareth, nephew for Daniel, Matthew & Jennie. Thanks to MMH. Lots of love Mum & Dad.
Mon 20 May 1991 Death
KNAGGS Liam. Aged 1 month, May 18 1991. Beloved son of Gary and Emma, brother of Kimberley and Gareth. Cortege leaves 87 Goddard Avenue Wednesday 10.25 a.m. for service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Springfield Way, Anlaby 10.45 a.m. prior to interment at the North Cemetery. No flowers please but donations to the Special Care Baby Unit, Maternity Hospital would be appreciated.
Tue 9 Jun 1992 Wedding-photo and write-up
Jack Metcalf and Mary Knaggs - both in their 60s - both widowed - met on Holiday in Torquay two years ago - returned and married in secret at Torbay Register Office in Paignton.
< This is John T A Metcalf. >
Thu 9 Sep 1993 Birth
KNAGGS To Suzanne and Barry, a son, Ashley born 7th September 1993 10lb 2oz. A brother for Liam and Craig. Thanks to all the staff at the Westwood.
< This is Ashley Gareth. >
Mon 27 Sep 1993 Marriage (plus photo - Adrian has moustache)
Julie Sanderson of Paxdale, Sutton Park, Hull and Adrian Knaggs of Petersham Close, Ings Road Estate were married at St James’ Church, Sutton and held a reception at Grange Park Hotel, Willerby.
Wed 5 Jan 1994 Death
KNAGGS Marjorie Jean, aged 72, January 3rd 1994 at Hull Royal Infirmary. Dearly loved wife of Walter, loving mother of Michael and Geoffrey, daughter-in-law Carol and beloved gran of David and Hannah. Now in peace. Cortege leaves son’s residence Friday 2.50 pm for service at Chanterlands Crematorium 3 pm. Family flowers only please, but donations for the Dove House Hospice may be left at the crematorium.
Sat 11 Jun 1994 Death
KNAGGS Ricky Lee died peacefully in Hull Royal Infirmary 9 June 1994 aged 1 month. Darling son of Katrina and Eric, baby brother of Roxanne and Liam. Resting A Shepherd and Sons, 48 Beverley Road. Cortege to leave residence on Thursday 16 June at 12.30 p/m/ for service at Chanterlands Cemetery 1 p.m.
Fri 3 Jan 1995 Death
KNAGGS 12th January 1995 peacefully in Alfred Bean Hospital, Driffield, aged 79 years, Sidney (Sid Knaggs) of 4 King Street, Driffield. Dearly loved husband of the late Emmeli. Dear father of Melvyn, Tony and Derek, a very dear father in law, granddad and great-granddad. Service at the Parish church, Driffield on Tuesday 17th January at 11.10 a.m., prior to interment at the cemetery.
< This is Samuel Sidney and Emma Knaggs. >
Sat 13 May 1995 Death
KNAGGS Evelina died 10th May 1995 aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Albert, dear mother of Colin, Joan and Donald, in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cortege leaves son’s residence 11.40 am for service at Chanterlands Cemetery at 12 noon.
Also messages from . . .
son Colin and in-law June
daughter Joan and in-law Terry
son Donald and in-law Jean
grandson Gavin and Sandra
grandson Peter and Laura (USA)
grandson Adrian and Julie and great-granddaughter Louisa
granddaughter Diane and Mike
Fri 16 Jun 1995 It’s a Boy
Knaggs Stephen and Rowena are pleased to announce the safe arrival of a beautiful son, Joseph Kevin, 14th June 1995. Special thanks to all at Hull Maternity Hospital.
< Rowena Larido - no obvious marriage. >
Wed 20 Sep 1995 Death
KNAGGS Beatrice (nee Child) peacefully at Hull Royal Infirmary, the 19th September, aged 86 years. Reunited with loving husband Fred, much loved mother of Evelyn and David, in-law Ernie and veronica. Devoted grandma of Louise, Jonathan and Alex, loving sister of Fred. Resting at John Parkins and Son, Salthouse Road, hours Mon-Fri 11 am to 6 pm, Sat 10 am to 12 noon. Cortege leaves residence Monday 10.10 for service and interment at Eastern Cemetery 10.30.
Sat 13 Feb 1996 In Memoriam
Knaggs Patricia, 5 years today. Etc.
Thu 12 Jun 1997 Death
Knaggs Min. Suddenly on 10th June 1997 aged 78 years, loving wife of the late Ken, beloved mam of Eileen, Steve and the late Royston, inlaws Fred and Jean, much missed grandma of Chris, Phil, David, Lizzie, Stephen and the late Cheryl, great granddaughter Sarah. Resting at A Shepherd and Sons, 48 Beverley Road. Cortege leaves residence at 11.40 am on Monday 16th June for service at the Large Chapel, Chanterlands Cemetery at 12 noon.
Wed 7 Jul 1999 Birth
Knaggs - Thank you Tina and Scott for another beautiful grandson, Daniel - a brother for Amy.
Thu 29 Jul 1999 Death
Knaggs - Frederick of 12 St Edmonds Court, Priory Drive, Hull died 16 July at the Hull Royal Infirmary. For funeral arrangements phone 674218 office hours.
http://www.thisishull.co.uk/ from 1999 (but not BMDs?) >
31 Dec 1999 War veteran honoured
The funeral has taken place of distinguished war veteran and long-serving member of Humberside Police Mounted Section Alfred Knaggs.
Mr Knaggs, who was 81, was a well-known member of the force for many years, and was involved in the training of young recruits while serving as a member of the Police Equine Display Team.
He joined the Navy in the 1930s, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. A fine athlete, he won the Combined Services Light Heavyweight boxing title and was pressed to turn professional but found himself with a bigger fight on his hands with the coming of the Second World War.
He joined one of the Royal Navy's most famous fighting ships, HMS Rodney, and was involved in the sinking of the German battleship Graf Spee.
It was in the Pacific serving in HMS Ark Royal that he was mentioned in dispatches.
He met his wife Margaret in Scotland during the war and with the cessation of hostilities joined the Glasgow police.
He eventually returned to his home town of Hull, serving in the Police Mounted Section before retiring in 1968 to run a successful riding school at Ganstead.
He leaves his widow, a son Arnold and an adopted daughter Mary.
They were attacked by Kami-Kaze fighters, the Japanese suicide pilots who sacrificed their lives by crashing explosive-packed planes on enemy ships.
His life-long friend was killed in a gunnery position midships but PO Knaggs continued firing, bringing down the Japanese plane and saving the ship from serious damage.
15 Jul 2000 Teenager found hanged
An investigation has been launched after a teenager was found hanged in Hull Prison.
Shane Williamson, 19, of Southcoates Avenue, east Hull, was discovered with a ligature round his neck yesterday.
Prison health care staff and outside paramedics attended but Mr Williamson was pronounced dead at the scene by the prison doctor.
The coroner has been informed and a full prison investigation will be carried out by a senior governor unconnected to Hull Prison.
Mr Williamson was serving a nine-month sentence for aggravated vehicle taking.
Denise Knaggs, Shane's mum, said: "I just can't understand what has happened.
"Shane was looking forward to coming home in five weeks."
31 Aug 2000 A victim of despair
Once again this newspaper has the unpleasant task of reporting how another parent's world as been torn apart by drugs.
Denise Knaggs' story is all too sorry and all too familiar.
Her son Shane became hooked on heroin at the tender age of 16 and his life quickly spiralled out of control.
As a loving mother Mrs Knaggs tried desperately to get her son back on the straight and narrow – at one point she locked him in his bedroom for 24 hours a day, for six weeks in an effort to wean him off the drugs he craved so much.
But her efforts were in vain and he was soon back on the streets seeking out his dealer.
In a heart-rending letter to the Mail, Mrs Knaggs tells how she was actually relieved when he was jailed for a second time because she thought it would give him a chance to recover.
Little did she know he would not come out of Hull Prison alive.
Five weeks short of serving a nine month sentence for aggravated burglary and taking a car without consent he was found hanged in his cell after apparently taking his own life.
In her letter Mrs Knaggs calls on the prison authorities to provide more counselling for addicts like Shaun.
And she says that if she can somehow prevent any other mother suffering in the same way she has, she will feel better.
Like many others who find themselves in her unfortunate position, Mrs Knaggs has shown tremendous courage.
But even her tragic tale will not prevent people dealing in death while there is money to be made.
As you read your Mail today, someone's son or daughter – maybe yours – will be taking sanctuary in a quick fix.
Evidence of the drugs menace is everywhere, from the ghostly young girls selling their bodies to earn enough cash to get high, to the crooks who, thieve, rob and con their miserable way through life.
Much is being done in East Yorkshire to tackle the problem but still these tragedies occur.
The drugs trade is driven by greed and desperation in equal measure.
And while those two very strong human traits exist, there will be dealers, addicts, heartache and misery.
Meanwhile victims like Denise Knaggs will be left with very little but a feeling of hopelessness.
Devastated Denise Knaggs today told how she lost her 19-year-old son after he was sucked into the seedy world of drugs.
Shane Williamson died in Hull Prison just weeks before he was due to be released.
Miss Knaggs fought back tears as she opened her heart to This is Hull about her three-year torment which sadly ended in tragedy.
And she begged the authorities to do more to protect vulnerable teenagers who are thrown behind bars.
Miss Knaggs, of Southcoates Avenue, Holderness Road, east Hull, said her son was first introduced to drugs when he was detained in Hull Prison's D Wing for young offenders, aged just 16.
And despite numerous desperate attempts by herself - including locking Shane in his bedroom for six weeks - the drugs maintained their vice-like grip on her son.
When he was sentenced to nine months for aggravated burglary and taking a car without consent in October 1999, he promised he would not fall into the same trap again.
But six weeks ago in a final letter to his mum - written hours before he was found in his cell with a ligature around his neck - he wrote of how much he loved her and how he wanted to do what he thought was best.
Miss Knaggs, 41, said: "Shane assured me he wouldn't take drugs again. We were very close and he wouldn't lie to me. He told me he didn't want to put me through all the heartache again and was determined to stay off them.
"He was so excited about coming out and had planned to start a new life, but he was so scared of getting back into drugs.
"His depression started after he was sent into an isolation unit, because he had been in a brawl.
"He hated being on his own, even from being a little boy. He would have started to think about things, and he just wanted to do what was best.
"It is about time something is done to help these people in prison because they are not scum, they are somebody's child that has been roped into the sordid life of drugs."
The former Andrew Marvell student - once described as being happy go lucky with a marvellous sense of humour - became a completely different character and lost weight through drug use.
His mum fought a constant battle to ween him off his habit, only to see him give in to his addiction time and time again.
Alan Procter, duty governor at Hull Prison said: "We have got a structure in place to advise prisoners who come into prison with drug problems.
"We have schemes such as Counselling Assessment Referral Advice and Thorough Care to help reduce the problem of prison drugs.
"CAROT picks up the problems of the offenders from the beginning, starting at the prison gates and following them into the community after their release."
His comments were backed by Geoff Ogden, senior co-ordinator of East Riding Drug Action Team who said: "Together with all the agencies in CAROT, we monitor the offenders from arrest to release, but we will be looking at what action has been taken with this particular tragedy."
29 Sep 2000 Home hazard leads to fine
A housing charity has been fined £1,500 after an elderly resident with severe mental problems was hospitalised when he drank from an unattended bottle of cleaning fluid.
Alfred Knaggs, 84, was rushed to Hull Royal Infirmary after the incident at the Orchard Garth residential home, Hessle High Road, west Hull, in October last year.
Hull magistrates heard how Mr Knaggs, who also suffers from dementia, was found with the bottle of sterilising fluid during a fire alert at the home.
Emma Pearce, prosecuting for Kingston upon Hull City Council's occupational health and safety section, said staff discovered Mr Knaggs standing next to a unlocked cleaning trolley holding the bottle to his mouth.
He was admitted to a short-stay ward at the hospital for treatment before being released under a 48-hour supervision order. He later made a full recovery.
Miss Pearce said a follow-up visit by council officials to the home, which operates 33 beds for high-dependency elderly residents with mental problems, uncovered a catalogue of health and safety breaches.
"Potentially dangerous chemicals had not been secured at all times and staff were not properly trained or sufficiently warned about their potential hazards," she added.
Miss Pearce said Mr Knaggs had previously tried to eat soap and shampoo in his room and these items had subsequently been removed.
The Anchor Trust, which operates the Orchard Garth home, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure sufficient health and safety precautions were in place.
Duncan McGill, for Anchor Trust, said the non profit-making charity took responsibility for the incident.
"The trust has initiated a number of new protocols to address any shortcomings in their homes.
"A new manager has been appointed at the home in question as a result of deficiencies at the time of the incident," he added.
Mr McGill said the trust, which operates 90 residential homes across the country, had never been prosecuted for a health and safety offence before.
"All efforts are being made to provide a safe environment for the residents in their homes," he said.
Magistrates also ordered the trust to pay the council's £624 costs.
After the case, the council's health and safety technical officer Steve Mills said: "The consequences here could have been for more serious and we are just glad that Mr Knaggs made a full recovery."
13 Jan 2001 Birth
KNAGGS Nee (NORRIS) Jason and Joanne are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their Daughter AIMEE MAE born 11th January, 2001 weighing 9lb 1oz Thanks Jo for such a precious gift and a little Sister for Samuel.
28 Apr 2001 Elvis the tin opener at No 1
First-time published poet Peter Knaggs is celebrating after knocking children's favourite Harry Potter from the top-spot in a city bestsellers' list.
In a literary David versus Goliath battle, Peter's first volume of poetry, called Cowboy Hat, replaced Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban on the Waterstone's hitlist.
The list is a weekly chart of sales at the bookseller's store in Jameson Street, Hull.
The 33-year-old told the Mail: "I was in the bottom group for English at school and now I've got a book out.
"But I don't really believe in the academic study of writing – it can squeeze your passion out."
He added: "Who wants to write about Greek gods? I'd rather write about my tin opener called Elvis."
And Peter's focus on the mundane has brought him to the attention of more established writers.
He recently shared a stage with leading poet Simon Armitage.
Peter said: "He told me he had read The Radio to his wife, Sue.
"That poem is about my dad not being able to afford to buy me a birthday present, so he gave me a radio he'd won in a raffle. He gave the same radio to my sister on her birthday."
Cowboy Hat, which features 60 poems of similar quirkiness, is published by halfacrown and costs £6.99.
Thu 3 Oct 2002 Death
Knaggs, Joan - Peacefully at Elm Tree Court, 1 Oct 2002, aged 81 years. Reunited with loving husband Eric, dearly loved mum of John, Jean, Christine, Paul and June, in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cortege leaves daughter June’s residence Tuesday 8th October 10.40 am for service at Haltemprice Crematorium, Willerby 11.15 am, no flowers please but donations if desired to The Alzheimer’s Society. < Hephzibah Margaret Joan >
Jun 2005 Death
KNAGGS.- Jennie (Jean). On 4th June 2005 in hospital aged 84. Beloved Wife of the late Ivor (Jack), dearest Mum of Philip and Judith, In-law of Sheila and Keith, wonderful Nan of Stephen, Tracie, Amy, Simon and partners Ian, Chris and Laura. Darling Grandnan of Kianni and Alisha. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday 14th June at the Chanterlands Crematorium (large chapel) at 12.20pm. No flowers please, donations if so desired to Jane Tomlinson cancer appeal. Mum you lived life to the full and are an inspiration to us all. Loved and remembered always. All welcome after the service at the Old Grey Mare
Apr 2006 Death
KNAGGS.- Ann. On 12th April, 2006 suddenly aged 62 years Ann Knaggs of The Close, Driffield. Dear Mother of Paul and James, In-laws Jenny and Karen, loving Grandma of Andrew, James, Victoria, Oliver and Joseph, Great Grandma of Jasmin. Service at the Parish Church, Driffield on Friday 21st April at 2pm prior to cremation at Octon Crematorium.
Jul 2006 Death
KNAGGS.- George. Passed away peacefully at home on 17th July 2006 aged 75 years. Reunited with his beloved Wife Muriel, loving Dad to Kenny, Billy, Kym, Carol, Jeany, Dolly, John, Mick and In-laws, a much loved Grandad and Great Grandad. Resting at own residence from where cortege leaves on Tuesday 25th July at 8.45am for service and interment at Eastern Cemetery at 9.15am. Much loved and sadly missed.
Thu 1 Mar 2007 Death
KNAGGS.- Irene (Rene). Peacefully on 28th February aged 87 years. Beloved Wife of the late Frederick, devoted Mam to Graham, Susan and Marian. In-laws, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Family flowers only please. Cortege to leave Daughter Sue's residence on Thursday 8th March at 12.20pm for service at The Chanterlands Crematorium (small chapel) 12.40pm. All enquires to A Shepherds & Sons Tel 323510.
Aug 2007 Death
KNAGGS.- Enid. Of Patrington Haven. Died suddenly at home Sunday 5th August 2007 aged 65 years. Dearly loved and loving Wife of Graham, much loved Mam of David, Tina and Richard, In-laws Louise and Diane, Step-Mam to Tracy and Andrew, a dear Nana and Great Grandma. Funeral service Wednesday 15th August 1pm at the Chanterlands Crematorium, Hull (large chapel). No flowers please but donations if desired in Enid's memory for The Parkinson's Disease Association would be kindly appreciated and may be left at the service. Family and friends are welcome to the Burns Head Patrington Haven for refreshments after the service. Resting C. Fewster and Son Ltd. rest rooms, Church Lane, Patrington.
Thu 22 Nov 2007 Death
KNAGGS.- Thomas. Passed away on 19th November 2007 in Hull Royal Infirmary aged 75 years. Devoted Husband of Dot, much loved Dad of Pat, Lee and Debbie, sadly missed by all of his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Service to be held on Monday 26th November at St. Nicholas Church, Keyingham 11am followed by committal in Keyingham Cemetery. Donations may be left if desired in aid of St. Nicholas Church. Resting peacefully at T. S. Annison & R. Boddy where all floral tributes may be sent. Tel: 01482 329327.
Sep 2008 Death
KNAGGS.- Walter. September 7th 2008 peacefully at St Mary's Nursing Home aged 89 years. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie, dearly loved father of Michael and Geoff, daughter-in-law Carol, much loved grandfather of Daniel and Hannah, in-law Annette and dear great-grandfather of Thomas and Ellen. Service at the small chapel, Chanterlands Crematorium on Friday 12th September at 2.40pm. No flowers please but donations for Dove House Hospice may be left at the service.
Sep 2008 Death
KNAGGS.- Alan. On the 9th September 2008, aged 85 years. Beloved husband of Alice, father of Alan and Colin, in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday 16th September at 10am at the Northern Chapel followed by interment at the Northern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired, for the Stroke Association may be left at the service. Resting at M. Garton & Son, 546 Anlaby Road, Hull, Tel 01482 352199 from 11am Friday. Visiting hours 9am - 5pm weekdays, weekends by appointment only.