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Private Charles KNOWLES, 242195, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 4th October 1917.

Born Penryn, Cornwall, son of Charles & Mary Knowles.


1911 Census - Helston Road, Penryn, Cornwall - Charles Knowles, head, age 51, widower, 6 children, 4 still alive, carpenter, worker, born Penryn, Cornwall; Harry Knowles, son, age 28, single, stone cutter, granite, worker, born Penryn, Cornwall; Florence Knowles, daughter, age 24, single, housekeeper, at home, born Penryn, Cornwall; Winnifred Knowles, daughter, age 21, single, dressmaker, draper, worker, born Penryn, Cornwall; Charles Knowles, son, age 16, single, jobbing gardener, worker, born Penryn, Cornwall.


Enlisted Falmouth, December 1915, age 21 years & 2 months. Resided 13 Helston Road, Penryn, Cornwall. Formerly market gardener.

Home December 1915 to 7th September 1917; BEF 8th September 1917 to 4th October 1917.

Buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, VIA. E. 1., Belgium.


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