A BLITZ survivor whose father was interned during the world wars has died just shy of his 105th birthday. 

On September 9 Jack Knackstedt died at Ascot Priory, where he moved in 2015 from his home in Warfield Park. 

Born in Camden Town in 1912 - the year the Titanic sunk - he lived a colourful life. 

His German dad was imprisoned during both world wars for not renouncing his nationality, despite loathing the politics of his homeland.

He would die in a camp on the Isle of Man.

His English mother suffered the wrath of her friends, who spat on her.
Jack could not join up for the armed forced during WWII because of severe ear problems.

After the armistice he became managing director of an engineering company and married in 1948. 

His daughter Jackie Baker said: “He moved to Warfield Park around 1992 after my Mum died.

“He was well known around the Park for his daily sprightly walks and his youthful looks. 

“He was so proud of the fact that he could still touch his toes at 100 and also proudly kept the congratulatory card he got from the Queen by his bedside. I’m sure he is remembered with great fondness by many at Warfield Park.”

“He spent the last two years of his life at St Davids nursing home at Ascot Priory where the wonderful caring staff were very fond of him.

“His wonderful sense of humour did not diminish with age.”