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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 8th May 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Son of Mrs. Betsy Hewitt (formerly Knowles) of 3 Spruce Yard, Sherwood Street, Nottingham.
13 Mar 1915
26
855919 - CWGC Website
11744
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Ernest Victor Knowles, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He landed in France on 4th November 1914 and was killed in action 13th March 1915 during the battle of Neuve Chappelle. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial (panel 26 and 27). His photograph, with the news of his death, was published on 8th May 1915. The date of death was given as 11th March 1915. There was much confusion about casualties in the Sherwood Foresters at Neuve Chapelle but most incurred during the German counter-attack on 13th March 1915.
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 8th May 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Ernest Victor Knowles - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 8th May 1915, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918