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CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« on: Tuesday 10 July 18 20:04 BST (UK) »
Not much info on this one............

CWGC wish to make contact with relatives of Pvt John Knight born 1886 passed away 3 March 1918 -
Burial 7 th March 1918 - Whitminster, Gloucestershire - 32 years old.

Knight    John    32 years    Wheatenhurst    6a   420

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 July 18 21:23 BST (UK) »
Info from CWGC -

John Knight
Service Number 18432
Died 03/03/1918
Aged 32
5th Bn. Coldstream Guards
Husband of Kate Elizabeth Knight of Whitminster, Glos

His Service record shows 6th Bn.

John had 3 children -

James Edward - 12.3.12
Dorothy - 18.3.14
Annie - 30.3.16
Mother's maiden name - Beard

Address on his Service record -

C/O Mrs H beard, Whitminster, Glos.

Discharged - 2.10.17

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 July 18 21:32 BST (UK) »
Death -

James Edward Knight
Birth Date - 12 Mar 1912
Registration Date - Feb 1990
Registration district - Stroud
Inferred County - Gloucestershire
Vol 22 Page 2379

James lived in Ebley, Stroud (not too far from Whitminster). Hopefully he had a family  :)

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 July 18 21:46 BST (UK) »
James married 6 Nov 1937, Parish Church of Rodburgh to Daisy Mabel Dowdeswell (d. 2005)

This marriage produced twin girls in 1939, Stroud.

Will pm more details to you tomorrow as these people could still be alive.

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« Reply #4 on: Friday 13 July 18 21:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the information which I have passed to a contact at CWGC.  Also acknowledged by pm.

Thank You
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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« Reply #5 on: Friday 13 July 18 21:50 BST (UK) »
Is that the one whose body was found in a well at Moreton Green?
Lived with his wife at Whitminster... suffered from trench fever and shell shock ... sent home October 1917 and certified insane?

Drowned in a fit of insanity.  Poor blighter. 

It was declared scandalous to have sent him home in that state. The Coroner added a rider to that effect.
Related to: Lots of people!
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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 14 July 18 08:04 BST (UK) »
How very sad.

The place would be Moreton Green, Moreton Valance, which is not too far from Whitminster.

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« Reply #7 on: Monday 16 July 18 18:01 BST (UK) »
Just received an email from my contact at CWGC - it seems things have changed slightly now and they cannot make contact with anyone without their permission.  So that slightly changes the angle to work from.  ;) E-mail below.

Sandra

Hi Sandra

Thank you for the information regarding Private John Knight.

With the new GDPR regulations we are unable to instigate contact with anyone without their permission.


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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives of Private John Knight
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 July 18 14:06 BST (UK) »
Hi
Could this be the "Law of unintended consequences"?
How can you get permission to instigate contact with someone without contacting them in the first place?
Malmesbury- Bishop.
Gloucestershire-Bishop,Hicks,Higgs,Hill,Hooper,Hopkins,Pitcher,Robertson,Stinton,Terret,Woodruff.
Worcestershire-Stinton. 
Devon- Borrough or Burrow.