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  • photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Sunnyside, Worksop, Notts
Edward and Mary Knowles had married about 1882. They resided in Worksop, Sunnyside, for many years where all their 9 children were born. Edward earned his living as a carter and farmer. Their children were, George born 1884, Ellen born 1885, John, born 1887, Mary, born 1889. Edward born 1891, Harry born 1892, May born 1895, Annie born, 1896 and Robert born 1897. After all these years, in 1911, the family had moved to 17 Eastgate, Worksop. Harry Knowles, the subject of this text, he was working in the dairy trade as a farmer’s son.
04 Nov 1917
26
89928 - CWGC Website
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Gunner
V 9th Trench Mortar Bty Royal Field Artillery
Gunner Harry Knowles Worksop Guardian 16 November 1917 Another of Worksop’s gallant sons to make the great sacrifice is Gunner Harry Knowles. R. F. A. fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Knowles, Eastgate, Worksop, by whom information was received on Tuesday that their son had been killed in action on November 4th. His Chaplain and O. C., writing to Gunner Knowles parents says:- “I regret to tell you that your son, Gunner H. Knowles was killed in action on November 4th. He was one of a detachment on the gun which was being fired at the time, and he was struck by a shell and killed instantly. He is buried in the cemetery at------------. Your son was a very good gunner, always cheery and hard working, which means a lot out here. I had just settled to make him an N.C.O on the afternoon he was killed. I am exceedingly sorry to lose him.” Gunner Knowles, who was 26 years of age, enlisted in February, 1916, and went to France fifteen months ago. He was home on ten days leave as recently as the end of September. Previously to enlisting he assisted his father, Mr. Edward Knowles, farmer and milk dealer, his occupation bringing him in contact with a large number of people to whom he was well known. Gunner Knowles was a very steady and industrious young man. He was respected and liked by all who knew him, and we are sure that his parents will have the sympathy of the townspeople in their bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Knowles have another son in the army, Pte. E. Knowles, Royal Fusiliers who has been gassed, and has just returned after having a short leave at home on discharge from hospital. Trooper Robert Knowles, S.R.Y., their youngest son, has been wounded and is now permanently discharged.
CWG additional information:- Son of Edward and Mary Knowles, of 17, Eastgate, Worksop Commemorated on the Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Harry Knowles - photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Harry Knowles - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle