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Place of Birth: Malham, Yorkshire
Service No: 11/783
Regiment / Corps / Service: New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: New Zealand Division
Date of Death: 1918-12-16
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. B. 9.
CWGC Cemetery: BELGRADE CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
John Knowles was the son of Richard and Mary Ann Knowles, née Brennand and cousin of Lieut. Hedley Knowles (q.v.). John's father was born at Horton-in-Ribblesdale and his mother at Long Preston, Yorkshire.
1891 Long Preston, Yorkshire Census: John Knowles, aged 4 years, born Malham, Yorkshire. [John was visiting his granduncle, Richard Armistead. John's grandmother, Margaret Brennand, Richard Armistead's sister, was living at the same address.]
New Zealand service records: https://www.govt.nz/browse/history-culture-and-heritage/nz-history/get-a-copy-of-a-ww1-service-record/
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
KNOWLES, Lieutenant John, aged 32, A.I.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Knowles, New Zealand, formerly of Kirkby Malham, died from pneumonia, France, Dec. 16, 1918.
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: New Zealand Division
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