Harry Knights

Harry is listed on the War Memorial as one of those who gave his life during the First World War.

Harry was born in 1893 in Martham. He was the son of Charles William Knights & Emmeline, nee Woolston. He had at least seven siblings, namely: Charles (b1895), Matilda (b1899), George (b1901), Samuel (b1905), Robert (b1908), Jack (b1914) and Winifred (b1918).

Harry attended the village school between 1896–1906. His address was White Street which was handy for the school as it was just across the road.  He left school on 1st July 1907 having earned his Attendance Certificate.  He was listed in the 1901 census at White Street when he was 8 and living with his parents and grandfather. He was also listed in the 1911 census in the same place when he was 17 and a farmer’s son probably working with his father.

He served in the military in 1917 having enlisted at Great Yarmouth in the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. He was Gunner 94876.  Harry died of wounds he received on 17th June 1917 in Flanders at the Western Europe Theatre and is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

War Memorial east side
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the First World War in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. After Tyne Cot, it is the second largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces in Belgium.

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