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Nottingham
George Herbert Knowles was the youngest child of William Knowles and Rebecca Collington who married in the Radford registration district in 1867. Their children included: Arthur (b.1867), Mary Elizabeth (b.1869), Joseph (b.1871), John William (b.1877), Sarah (b.1881), William Gorden (b.1885), Herbert (b.1887), Bertie Albert (b.1890) and George Henry (b.1893). All were born in New Lenton. The Knowles family lived at 16 Tyne Street, Lenton [C.1881 & C.1891]; 13 Frederick Grove, Lenton [C.1901]; 66 Garfield Road, Radford [C.1911]. Rebecca Knowles died at Nottingham in 1896, aged 49; George Herbert would have been barely three years old. William Knowles, a lace maker, never remarried and died at Nottingham, aged 65, in 1912
Tailor's Presser (C. 1911)
25 Sep 1917
23
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Private
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted in Nottingham; killed in action; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 18 October 1917: KNOWLES killed in action September 26th(?) Pte GM(sic) Knowles, Sherwood Foresters, age 23, youngest son of the late W Knowles of Lenton, sisters Polly, Sally
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