4544916 Sgt James George KNIGHTS, 53 Recce: 11/08/1944 & 59 Recce: 14/05/1945

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  1. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Hi,
    I am trying to find out some information about 4544916 Sgt J G Knights who was wounded in Normandy on the 11th August 1944 with 53 Recce, he is then list as 'Died as a result of accident' with 59 Recce on the 14th May 1945.

    Does anybody have access to the war diaries or can help with any information on where and how he was wounded and later died?

    Any help or guidance appreciated,

    Cheers,
    Rick


    Serjeant James George Knights | War Casualty Details 2200405 | CWGC
    SERJEANT JAMES GEORGE KNIGHTS
    Service Number: 4544916
    Regiment & Unit: 59th Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
    Date of Death: 14 May 1945
    Age 29 years old
    Buried or commemorated at HAMBURG CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: 3A. E. 4.
    Location: Germany
    Additional Info: Son of James William and Ada Marion Knights; husband of Marjorie Joan Knights, of Pinner, Middlesex.
    Personal Inscription: JESUS SAID... "HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE"
     
  2. Ravrick

    Ravrick Senior Member

    Hi,
    just refreshing this enquiry,
    cheers,
    Rick
     
  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Wasn't it the other way round?
    Casualty lists show, wounded 11/8/44 with the 59th and died 14/5/45 with the 53rd?

    59 Recce were disbanded August 44 and troops transferred, presumably that is how he was in the 53rd. Although the main page of the CWGC has the 59th the concentration reports show the correct 53rd.

    Diaries are at the National Archives:
    Search results: 59 recce | The National Archives
    Recce.Regt. | The National Archives (to March)
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2022
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  4. Strath

    Strath Member

    Photo taken at Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg
     

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