|The Rushden Echo Friday 5 September 1919, transcribed by Nicky Bates
SOLDIER'S DEATH - Mr and Mrs Ernest Knibbs, of Melchbourne, formerly of Pratt-road, Rushden, have received an official intimation that the Army Council now presume the death of their son Corpl Lewis Knibbs, 22nd Durham Light Infantry, who was reported missing on May 27th, 1918. Deceased, who joined the Colours in 1916, was in the employ of Mr G W Batterbsy, grocer, Rushden, but prior to that he was in the Rushden Co-operative Society's grocery department, High-street. After leaving the training camp he was sent out to France, and was subsequently invalided home, returning to France on his recovery. He had not been out more than a month when the casualty occurred.