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Lance Corporal Wilfred Knott

The museum contains the 1914/15 Star, British War and Allied Victory Medals of Lance Corporal Wilfred Knott, number 13557, of the 8th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  (KO1516/01-03)

Wilfred Knott was born on 27th August 1892 in Denton, Lancashire, the only son of Joseph and Fanny Knott.  He had two older and two younger sisters.  He grew up in Stockport, Cheshire, and was a butcher before joining the army, a trade he resumed after the First World War.  In later years he and his wife, Alice, managed a boarding house in Blackpool.  He died in 1962.

Private Wilfred Knott is pictured seated on the right.
Accession Number: KO2895/01

Private Wilfred Knott is pictured standing at the rear in the centre.
Accession Number: KO2895/02

Soldiers of the 8th Battalion, King's Own, including Private Wilfred Knott, standing first left.  The soldiers wear temporary uniforms, most do not have cap badges, and they are wearing a small lapel badge which states "8 KOR".
Accession Number: KO2895/03

Machine Gun Section, 8th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Bournemouth, 1915.  Private Wilfred Knott is fourth from the right on the back row.
Accession Number: KO2932/01

The Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot.  A postcard sent to Private Wilfred Knott's mother by his father, June 1915.
Accession Number: KO2895/04

Postcard sent to his father by Private Wilfred Knott, June 1915.
Accession Number: KO2895/05

Lance Corporal Wilfred Knott in the centre of this charabanc outing of soldiers in hospital blues.  Somewhere near Knutsford, Cheshire.  The photograph was by F Danby of Church Street, Radcliffe.
Accession Number: KO2932/02

Lance Corporal Wilfred Knott is in the central charabanc, just to the top left of the man stood to the left of the vehicle.
Accession Number: KO2932/04

Lance Corporal Wilfred Knott can be seen wearing his cap and a slant.
Accession Number: KO2932/04a

World War One Convalescent hospital in St. George's Day School, Heavily, Stockport, Cheshire.  Lance Corporal Wilfred Knott is sitting tot he right of the nurse in the centre.  The school/hospital happened to be adjacent to Wilfred Knott's home in Stockport.
Accession Number: KO2932/03

Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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