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George Matthew KNIGHT

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Surname: KNIGHT

Forename(s): George Matthew

Place of Birth: Bouth, Lancashire

Service No: 18624

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Coldstream Guards

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: Guards Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1917-12-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. C. 29.

CWGC Cemetery: ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Matthew Knight was the son of William and Ann Knight, née Hewitt. William was born at Okehampton, Devon and Ann at Burton-in-Kendal, Westmorland.

1901 Ulverston, Lancashire Census: 20, Dale Street - Matthew Knight, aged 6 years, born Bouth, Lancashire, son of William and Ann Knight.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 11, Alma Terrace - Matthew Knight, aged 16 years, born Bouth, Lancashire, son of William and Ann Knight.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George M. Knight, 18624, C. Gds.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte George M. Knight, 18624, C. Gds.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte George Matthew, 18624, 1 Bn Coldstreams. Date and Place of Death: 2.12.17. 21 C. C. Stn. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - William. £4 3s. 1d. Lily Varley. £3 11s. 3d. Mother - Ann. £5 10s. 0d.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

KNIGHT, G.M., aged 24, Coldstream Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knight, 11, Alma Terrace, Skipton, died of wounds France, Dec. 2, 1917.

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Private George Matthew KNIGHT

Private George Matthew KNIGHT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Coldstream Guards

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Coldstream Guards

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

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Surname: KNIGHT

Forename(s): George Matthew

Born: Ulverston, Lancs

Residence: Skipton, Yorks

Enlisted: Halifax

Number: 18624

Rank: Private

Regiment: Coldstream Guards

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 02/12/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: KNIGHT

Forename(s): G M

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 18624

Rank: Private

Regiment: Coldstream Guards

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 23

Awards:

Died Date: 02/12/1917

Additional Information: Son of William and Ann Knight, of 65, Colwyn Rd., Dewsbury Rd., Leeds. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: RESTING IN PEACE WITH JESUS FROM HIS LOVED ONES AT HOME)

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14 December 1917

KNIGHT – December 2nd, died of wounds at 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, Matthew, the dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. Knight, 11, Alma Terrace, Skipton.

14 December 1917

SKIPTON HEROES – PRIVATE GEORGE MATTHEW KNIGHT

We are also sorry to hear that Mr. and Mrs. Knight, 11, Alma Terrace, Skipton, received the distressing news last weekend that their son, Pte. George Matthew Knight, Coldstream Guards, had died in the 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, on December 2nd from wounds received in action. A telegram to this effect from the Records Office was followed by a touching letter of sympathy from the Colonel in command of the headquarters of the Regiment. Pte. Knight, who was 24 years of age, joined up in July 1916, and went to the Front in January last. He was formerly in business at the fish restaurant in Millbridge, Skipton.

28 December 1917

LOCAL NEWS – MEMORIAL SERVICE

A memorial service for the late Private George Matthew Knight, of the Coldstream Guards, son of Mr. And Mrs. Knight, of 11, Alma Terrace, Skipton, who died at the 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, on December 2nd from wounds received in action, took place at the Baptist Chapel on Sunday morning last, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The officiating minister was the Rev. J. Greenwood (pastor), and during the service Miss Lily Wing rendered the solo 'O Rest in the Lord.'

29 November 1918

KNIGHT – In loving remembrance of our dear beloved son, Private George Matthew Knight, 1st Coldstream Guards, who died from wounds received in France, December 2nd, 1917.

Lord, Thy purpose we cannot see.
But all is well that is done by Thee.

From his ever loving Father and Mother, 11 Alma Terrace, Skipton.

KNIGHT – In loving memory or our dear brother, Private George Matthew Knight, 1st Coldstream Guards, who died from wounds received in France, December 2nd, 1917.

A dear brother, true and kind.
A beautiful memory left behind.

From his loving Brother and Sisters and Sister-in-law.

KNIGHT – Sacred to the memory of George Matthew Knight, who died from wounds received in France, December 2nd, 1917.

1 have lost, Heaven has gained,
One of the best the world contained.

From Lily and ever remembered by Mr. and Mrs. Varley.

28 November 1919

KNIGHT – Sacred to the dear memory of Matthew, who died from wounds December 2nd, 1917.

He sleeps with England’s heroes,
In a grave I may never see;
But some gentle hands in a distant land,
May arrange some flowers for me.

Ever remembered by Lily and all at 4 Clitheroe Street, Skipton.

05 December 1919

KNIGHT – In ever loving memory of our dear son Matthew, who died of wounds received at Cambrai on December 2nd, 1917.

Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away,
In Jesu’s keeping we are safe, and they.

From Father and Mother, Leeds.

KNIGHT – In never fading memory of our dear brother, Matthew, who died of wounds received at Cambrai on December 2nd, 1917.

We know not what he suffered,
We never saw him die;
We only know he passed away
And never said good-bye.

From his Brothers and Sister, Leeds and Canada.

03 December 1920

KNIGHT – In ever loving remembrance of our dearly loved son, George Matthew Knight, who died of wounds at the C.C.S., France, on Dec. 2nd, 1917.

“Too dearly loved to be forgotten.”

From his loving Father and Mother, Leeds.

KNIGHT – In loving memory of our dear brother, George Matthew Knight, 1st Coldstream Guards, who died of wounds received in France, Dec. 2nd, 1917.

“Re-union our brightest hope.”

From his Brothers, Leeds and Palestine; and sisters, Leeds and Vancouver.

KNIGHT – Sacred to the memory of Matthew, who died Dec. 2nd, 1917.

“Ever remembered.”

From Mr. and Mrs. Varley, 4 Clitheroe Street.

KNIGHT – In loving remembrance of Matthew, died from wounds received at Cambrai, Dec. 2nd, 1917.

Cherished memories of one so dear
Are oft recalled by a silent tear.

From Lily, 1 Clitheroe Street.

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31 August 1917

SKIPTON SOLDIERS WOUNDED

Mrs. T. Knight, of 55, Westmorland Street, Skipton, has been informed from the War Office that her husband, Sergt. T. Knight, of the Royal Frontiersmen Fusiliers, East Africa, was wounded on June 18th, in the right leg, and is now in the 1st African Stationary Hospital, Lindi, German East Africa. He is the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Knight, of Alma Terrace, Skipton, who have another son, Private G.M. Knight, serving in the Coldstream Guards in France.

Lance-Corporal A. Nixon, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mrs. H. Nixon, of 19, George Street, Skipton, has bean wounded in the head, face, arm and leg. He was admitted to hospital at Etaples on August 17th, and was afterwards removed to a hospital at Cambridge. He has written home stating that he is progressing as favourably as can be expected. Lance Corporal Nixon, who is 22 years of age, enlisted in August, 1915, and has three times been wounded. Five years ago he was employed by Mr. Geo. Carr, grocer, Skipton, and at the time of enlistment he was working at Hull. He has another brother, Private Thomas Nixon, who is serving with the East Yorkshire Regiment in France. His eldest brother, Sapper John Nixon, of the Royal Engineers, was killed in France two years ago.

14 December 1917

KNIGHT – Dec. 2nd, died of wounds at 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, Matthew, the dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. Knight, 11, Alma Terrace, Skipton.

14 December 1917

SKIPTON

PTE. G. M. KNIGHT DIES OF WOUNDS

We are sorry to hear that Mr. and Mrs. Knight, 11, Alma Terrace, Skipton, received the distressing news last weekend that their son, Pte. George Matthew Knight, Coldstream Guards, had died in the 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, on December 2nd, from wounds received in action. A telegram to this effect from the Records Office, was followed by a touching letter of sympathy from the Colonel in command of the head-quarters of the regiment. Pte. Knight, who was 24 years of age, joined up in July, 1916, and went out to the front in January last. He was formerly in business at the fish restaurant in Millbridge, Skipton.

28 December 1917

SKIPTON

MEMORIAL SERVICE

A memorial service for the late Pte. Geo. Matthew Knight, of the Coldstream Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knight, of 11, Alma Terrace, Skipton, who died at the 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, on December 2nd, from wounds received in action, took place at the Baptist Chapel on Sunday morning last, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The officiating minister was Rev. J. Greenwood (pastor), and during the service Miss Lily Wing rendered the solo ‘O rest in the Lord.’

29 November 1918

In loving remembrance of our dear beloved son, Pte. George Matthew Knight, 1st Coldstream Guards, who died from wounds received in France, Dec. 2nd, 1917.

Lord, Thy purpose we cannot see,
But all is well that is done by Thee.

– From his ever loving Father and Mother. Alma Terrace, Skipton.

Sacred to the memory of George Matthew Knight, who died from wounds received in France, Dec. 2nd, 1917.

I have lost, Heaven has gained,
One of the best the world contained.

– From Lily, and ever remembered by Mr. and Mrs. Varley.

In loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. George Matthew Knight, 1st Coldstream Guards, who died from wounds received in France, Dec. 2nd, 1917.

A dear brother, true and kind,
A beautiful memory left behind.

– From his loving Brother and Sisters and Sisters-in-law.

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