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John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 14:41 BST (UK) »
Hi

I am trying to find the death of one John Thomas Knaggs br 1879 Skelton Green YKs husband of Louisa Poll. He worked in the local Ironstone Mines with Blacksmiths experience of shoeing horses.

My feeling is that he possibly served in WW1 and was killed.

Searches of Civil Reg deaths (and purchase of possible certs) or local church/cemetery records have failed to trace him. He his listed in 1915 rate books but in the 1939 register his wife is a widow.

One possible ref I came across from WW1 records is

John T    Knaggs    210106    Driver    1914    Royal Field Artillery

Could anyone help/advise me how I could find out more info to determine if this is my ancestor.

Thanks

John

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Re: John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 October 18 15:14 BST (UK) »
Hi have you checked this one John T Knaggs
Death Dec 1925 York Yorkshire East Riding
Age 45

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Re: John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 October 18 15:27 BST (UK) »
Don't see any deaths on www1 records for John T Knaggs Royal Field Artillery

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Re: John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 October 18 17:57 BST (UK) »
Hi have you checked this one John T Knaggs
Death Dec 1925 York Yorkshire East Riding
Age 45

Rosie

A tree on Ancestry seems to confirm that the record found by Rosie relates to your man.

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Re: John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 October 18 11:26 BST (UK) »
Hi

This is the death cert I bought. The wife is not Louisa Poll.

Where would I find Royal Artillery service records ?

John

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Re: John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 October 18 12:36 BST (UK) »
Louisa is a widow living with her daughter in 1939

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Re: John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 October 18 14:51 BST (UK) »
Hi

This is the death cert I bought. The wife is not Louisa Poll.

Where would I find Royal Artillery service records ?

John

What is the name of the wife in the death certificate? His service record does not appear to have survived. Upwards of 60% were destroyed by enemy action in WW2.

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Re: John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 11 October 18 15:13 BST (UK) »
Don't see any deaths on www1 records for John T Knaggs Royal Field Artillery

Rosie

Neither can I Rosie, there are a couple of T. Knaggs entries and one J. Knaggs entry.

I have also looked at FindMyPast newspapers and there isn't a match for a casualty of that name.

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Re: John Thomas Knaggs WW1
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 October 18 17:11 BST (UK) »
Don't see any deaths on www1 records for John T Knaggs Royal Field Artillery

Rosie

Neither can I Rosie, there are a couple of T. Knaggs entries and one J. Knaggs entry.

I have also looked at FindMyPast newspapers and there isn't a match for a casualty of that name.

Carol


Yes checked again and nothing to match up with this John  ???

Rosie