The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E A Knott


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Private Edward Arthur KNOTT, G/9863, 10th  Battalion,  "B" Company, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after, 23rd March 1918.

Born Gillingham, Kent, son of Alfred & Hannah Knott, Middle Street, Old Brompton, Kent /3 Greens Court, Middle Street, Old Brompton, Kent.

Enlisted Chatham, Kent, age 22 years & 9 months, height 5ft 1 inch, weight 102lbs.  Resided  1 James Street, Gillingham, Kent. Formerly general labourer.

Home 6th September 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to23rd March 1918.

6th September 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1915, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th October 1915, Shoreham by Sea, not complying with an order, admonished; 30th December 1915. posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th March 1916, Aldershot, When on Active Service, disrespectful language to an NCO, 7 days confined to Barracks; 21st May 1916, In the Field, When on Active Service, smoking in his billet contrary to orders, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2. by Commanding Officer; 27th May 1916, In the Field, When on Active Service, irregular conduct on Parade, 3 days confined to Barracks; 22nd September 1916, In the Field, When on Active Service, absent from 7.00am & 7.30am Parade, 7 days confined to Barracks; 12th October 1916, In the Field, When on Active Service, late on Parade, improperly dressed, 7 days confined to Barracks; 19th November 1916, In the Field, When on Active Service, leaving his fatigue & returning to his dugout? without permission; 19th December 1916, In the Field, When on Active Service, absent from 9.10am, 4 days confined to Barracks; 16th June 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 17th August 1917, appointed paid Lance Corporal; 11th December 1917, In the Field, When on Active Service, being deficient of iron rations, deprived of Lance Stripe, 14th December 1917, In the Field, When on Active Service, conduct prejudiced to good order & military discipline, threatening to give himself up to the enemy, admonished; 23rd March 1918, posted missing.

10th October 1920, letter from Hannah C Jack, (late Knott), Gate House, Robroyston Sanatorium, Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow - "I am writing to you regarding my brother late No.9863 Private Edward A Knott, 10th Battalion, R.W.K. Regt. He was reported missing and later killed on the Italian Front. Before he joined the Army he resided with his eldest sister in Gillingham, Kent. She has he informed me that she had had no notification of the disposal of his credits and effects.  I also understand enquiries were made to verify my address. I request to be informed of his will and also what his effects and how they have been disposed of."

8th November 1920, Statement of Relatives, completed by Mother, Alice / Annie Knott -  Widow, Hannah Knott, 3 Greens Court, Old Brompton; Children, none; Father, dead; Mother, Alice / Annie; Brothers - Alfred Knott, age 28; William Knott, age 26; Sisters - Elizabeth, age 34; Rose, age 32; Hannah, age 30.

From Medal Card - Sister - Mrs E Sanders, 1 James Street, Gillingham, Kent.

Commemorated at Arras Memorial, Bay 7, France.


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