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Forename(s): Charles Richard
Place of Birth: Embsay, Yorkshire
Service No: 42647
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 36th (Ulster) Division
Date of Death: 1918-10-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. C. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Charles Richard Knowles was the son of William Henry and Ann Smith Knowles, née Shacklock. William was born at Colne, Lancashire and Ann at Embsay, Yorkshire.
1901 Embsay, Yorkshire Census: Centenary Place - Charles R. Knowles, aged 6 years, born Embsay, son of William H. and Ann Smith Knowles.
1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 21, Gordon Street - Charles Richard Knowles, aged 16 years, born Embsay, Yorkshire, son of William Henry and Ann Smith Knowles.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte C.R. Knowles, 06655, A.O.C.; [no rank given] 42647, R. Innis. Fus. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying Date [for 1914-15 Star] 28.5.15. K. in A.
Charles is commemorated in the ‘Borough of Keighley Roll of Honour’.
A short biography of Charles is included in: ‘Though lost to sight to memory ever dear - Embsay-with-Eastby First World War Roll of Honour’ by Jane Lunnon, David Turner, Chris Lunnon (2018).
Data Source: West Yorkshire Pioneer Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
KNOWLES, Sergeant C.R., 2nd R.I.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Henry Knowles, Nashville Road, Keighley, formerly of Embsay, killed in action Oct. 25, 1918.
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L/Sergeant Charles Richard KNOWLES
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 36th (Ulster) Division
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