95220 Lieutenant John Maurice Wakefield KNOTT, MiD, 6th Royal Tank Regiment, RAC: 11/06/1942

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    KNOTT, JOHN MAURICE WAKEFIELD

    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 95220
    Date of Death: 11/06/1942
    Age: 22
    Regiment/Service: 6th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
    Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
    Cemetery: KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA
    Grave Reference: 10. K. 23.
    Additional Information: Son of Lt.Col. J. E. Knott, C.M.G., D.S.O., and Dorothy Mary Knott, of Bromyard, Herefordshire
    Personal Inscription VERILY, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME HATH EVERLASTING LIFE
     
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    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: John Knott
    Given Initials: J M W
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Death Date: 11 Jun 1942
    Number: 95220
    Birth Place: Eire (for the young ones amongst us, its what we used to call Southern Ireland)
    Residence: Herefordshire
    Regiment at Enlistment: Royal Tank Regiment RAC
    Branch at Enlistment: Royal Armoured Corps
    Theatre of War: Middle East
    Regiment at Death: Royal Tank Regiment RAC
    Branch at Death: Royal Armoured Corps


    England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976
    Name: John Maurice Wakefield Knott
    Father's name: J E Knott
    Death Date: Jun 1942
    Death Place: Libya
    31031_A100103-00266.jpg

    UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
    Name: Mr John Maurice Wakefield Knott
    Gender: Male
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: abt 1920
    Departure Date: 1 Aug 1940
    Port of Departure: Manchester, England
    Destination Port: Montreal, Canada
    Ship Name: Manchester Progress
    Search Ship Database: Search for the Manchester Progress in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
    Shipping line: Manchester Liners Limited
    Official Number: 14732
    Master: J E Riley

    Seems he spent some time in Canada & US

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    Personal Number: 95220
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Name: John Maurice Wakefield KNOTT, MiD
    Unit: Royal Tank Regiment


    London Gazette : 4 July 1939
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34642/page/4568/data.pdf
    The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be 2nd Lts. 1st July 1939:—
    R. Tank R.—
    John Maurice Wakefield KNOTT.

    London Gazette : 20 December 1940
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35020/supplement/7176/data.pdf
    The names of the undermentioned have been brought to notice in recognition of distinguished services in connection with operations in the field. March-June, 1940.
    ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS.
    2/Lt. J. M. W. KNOTT.

    London Gazette : 18 February 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35077/supplement/954/data.pdf
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.:—
    1st Jan. 1941:—
    R.T.R.
    J. M. W. Knott (95220).


    See also

    His brother:

    • William Espenett Bayly KNOTT, Royal Marines
    • Person Page
    London Gazette : 5 June 1942
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35584/supplement/2435/data.pdf
    R.M.
    The undermentioned to be Tempy. 2nd Lts.:—
    William Espenett Bayly Knott.
     
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