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Knott, John Maurice Wakefield (1920-1942)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: John Maurice Wakefield Knott (1920-1942), born 1 January 1920, son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Espenett Knott, CMG, DSO, and Dorothy Mary Knott (nee Bayly), of Birchyfields, Bromyard, Herefordshire.


Attended The Downs School, Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1933-December 1937; 6th form (Army Class); Certificate 'A'.


Royal Military College, Sandhurst.


WW2, Lieutenant, 6th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Mentioned in despatches. Killed in action at El Adem, Libya, on 11 June 1942, aged 22.


Commemorated at:

Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya, 10. K. 23. Inscription on his headstone: ‘VERILY, VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME HATH EVERLASTING LIFE’,-john-m...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.

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