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Knotting War Memorial

The War Memorial
The War Memorial
Law, Joseph
L/Cpl 18874
8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment

Died 25th September 1916

Commemorated at Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
Grave X. L.7


Born at Swineshead
Also commemorated at Upper Dean, BDF

Bailey, George Henry
Private 22935
8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment

Died 20 November 1917

Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial
Panel 5


Born at Kettering
Rushden Echo, 11th January 1918

Died of Wounds—The news reached Rushden this morning that Pte. Bailey, of Knotting Green, was fatally wounded on Nov. 20th. He was hit with a machine gun bullet in the throat and the wounds ultimately caused his death.

Smith, Ernest Jesse
Private 18904
8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment

Died 23rd April 1917

Commemorated on Arras Memorial
Bay 5


Born at Knotting
Son of Charles & Mary Ann
Baptised at Knotting 25 Jul 1897


Private Ernest Edward Sawford (of Rushden), was born at Knotting BDF, and he enlisted at Northampton. Funeral at Earls Barton 1914.

Wartime Notes

Rushden Echo, 24th August 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

WoundedPte Bert Wrench, son of Mrs T Wrench, of Knotting, has been wounded in the thigh by shrapnel.

The Rushden Echo, 7th December 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins

Military MedalCorpl. John Dennis, transferred from the Bedfordshire Regiment to the Royal Engineers, has received the Military Medal for going to the assistance of some men who were in a shelled building. Prior to his enlistment in the Regulars 13 years ago, Corpl. Dennis was in the employ of Mr Alfred Campion, farmer, of Knotting. He was called up as a reservist when the present war broke out. His mother, who formerly resided at Knotting Green, is now in Australia, and she has two other sons serving with the Australian Forces in France. Corpl. Dennis M.M., is expected in England on leave shortly, and will be staying with his sister, Mrs Stanley Bosworth, of Higham Ferrers.



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