John Knights1

M, #3866, b. between 22 Feb 1874 and 20 Feb 1876
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Mother*Rachel (?)1
     John Knights was born between 22 Feb 1874 and 20 Feb 1876 in Debenham, Suffolk, England.1 He was born between 3 Apr 1875 and 1 Apr 1877 in Debenham, Suffolk, England.2 He was the son of Rachel (?)1 John Knights was described as Height 5' 4", Weight 124 lbs, Chest 34" - 36 1/2", Complexion Fresh, Eyes Hazel, Hair Dark Brown, on 21 Feb 1896.1 He married Minnie Elizabeth Tatlow on 21 Jul 1904 in Aldershot, England.1

Children of John Knights and Minnie Elizabeth Tatlow


DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
2 Apr 1911John KnightsHe was listed in the 1911 census in Bermuda & Jamaica.2


21 Feb 1895Baker1
2 Apr 1911Baker2

Military History

  • On 21 Feb 1896 John Knights, Serial Number 2976 and served in the Royal Engineers.1
  • He began military service on 21 Feb 1896 after enlisting in Colchester, Essex, England.1
  • On 9 Apr 1914 John Knights was a Staff Sergeant, Serial Number s/12608 and served in the Army Service Corps.1
  • Circa 1919 John was awarded the Victory Medal.3
  • Circa 1919 John was awarded the British War Medal.3
Last Edited=11 Mar 2014


  1. [S455] Service Record of John Knights, Royal Engineeers, 1895 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  2. [S2] Online image of the 1911 Census for England & Wales (1911 Census - England & Wales, "Class: RG14; Piece: 34992; Page: 3."
  3. [S456] Medal Card of John Knights, Royal Army Service Corps, WW1 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll RASC/101 B 169 Page 17212."