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Private G E Knowler


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Private George Edward KNOWLER, L/10483, 8th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 16th October 1915. 

Born 1896, Queenborough, Kent, son of Thomas James and Agnes Ellen Knowler, of 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenborough, Sheerness, Kent. 


1911 Census - 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenborough, Sheerness, Kent - Thomas J Knowler, head, age 40, married, night watchman, chemical works, worker, home, born Eastchurch, Kent; Agnes E Knowler. wife, age 39, married 17 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Minster, Kent; James H Knowler, son, age 15, single, engine fitters apprentice, chemical works, worker, home, born Queenboro, Kent; George E Knowler, son, age 13, barbers assistant, worker, home, born Queenboro, Kent; Herbert S Knowler, son, age 11, school, born Queenboro, Kent; Arthur W Knowler, son, age 9, school, born Queenboro, Kent; Blanche A Knowler, daughter, age 7, school, born Queenboro, Kent; Elizabeth M Knowler, daughter, age 4, school, born Queenboro, Kent; Doris L Knowler, daughter, age 2, born Queenboro, Kent; Wilfred E Knowler, son, age 9 months, born Queenboro, Kent; Valentine J Pearson, boarder, age 40, single, marine porter,  Queenboro Pier, worker, home, born Walmer, Kent.


Enlisted  Sheerness, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 134½lbs, fair complexion, blue/ grey eyes, brown hair, slight hammer toe, middle right foot. Formerly labourer (chemical worker).

Separation Allowance of 3/9 a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week payable to mother.

 Home,  1st September 1914 to 23rd September 1915; BEF, 24th September 1915 to 16th October 1915.

1st September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th October 1914, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th September 1915, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

30th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas James Knowler, 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro; Mother, Agnes Ellen Knowler, 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro; Brothers - James Henery, age 23½, 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro; Herbert Thomas, age 19, 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro; Arthur William, age 17½,  6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro; Wilfred Edward, age 9,  6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro; Sisters - Blanche Agnes, age 15½, 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro; Elizabeth May, age 13, 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro; Doris Lilian, age 13½, 6 Woodhall Terrace, Queenboro.

Buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, I. J. 14., Belgium.  Commemorated Queenborough War Memorial.


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