Ramsey Soldiers - K.

The First World War.
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Kilby - D.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Kilby D., Regulars [wounded]

King - D. A.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – King, D. A., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

Kilby - F.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Kilby, F., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

Kilby - G. From an unknown newspaper dated December 12th 1914 = 'Ramsey Arrivals from the Front' -  There have arrived in Ramsey for a period of convalescence, the following Ramsey soldiers who were wounded at the Front, and certainly are looking well as can be expected:-  Private G. Kilby - 1st Northants. - Wounded in the shoulder by a bullet at Ypres. Two weeks in hospital at Boulogne and three weeks at Leeds. Expected to go back on December 14th.
Kirby - George Alfred

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 – Kirby, G., 1st Northants [wounded]

KILBY, George Alfred – Private – 23136, 4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

He was the son of George Alfred & Sarah (nee SMITH) KILBY of Fortyfoot Bridge, enlisted at Ampthill, Beds.  He was killed in action by a shell on Monday, 16th July 1917, aged 23 years, and his grave is in the Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, Pas de Calais, France.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

G [George Alfred] Kilby - His name appears on the Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial. This memorial is now located in the new Village hall, prior to that it could be found in the church of St Felix, that used to stand near to that site.  IN MEMORIAM - GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS - THE GREAT WAR - 1914-1918.

   
The Second World War.
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 Notes on soldier.

KNOWLES, Edward Vincent

KNOWLES, Edward Vincent – Wing Commander D.F.C., B.A., Mus.B., A.R.C.M., A.T.C.I. –32126,  296 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.

He was a native of Cumberland, only son of Joseph KNOWLES, headmaster of Warboys Council School, & the late Mrs. Martha KNOWLES of Heath Road, Warboys, was killed on active service on Sunday, 23rd August 1942, aged 32 years, and was buried in the Andreas (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Isle of Man.  He left a widow Gladys (nee EKINS) KNOWLES, and a nine year old daughter.  He gained a scholarship to Ramsey Grammar School, went to Cambridge University, & then joined the R.A.F. in 1931.  Holder of the D.F.C., participant in 24 bombing raids over Germany and enemy-occupied territory, C.O. of a fighter squadron of Hurricanes, captain of a heavy bomber, and a collaborator in Commando raids – these are some of the highlights of ‘Teddy’ KNOWLES’ 11½ years as an officer of the R.A.F.    [Not on Ramsey memorial;  on Ramsey Grammar School memorial, Huntingdon Grammar School & Warboys memorials] He is remembered on the Ramsey War Memorial.

Edward KNOWLES, R.A.F.  -  His name was inscribed on the original Wooden tablet in Sports Pavilion on Playing Field at Ramsey Grammar School. This memorial tablet is now located in the main Abbey building.  This Pavilion was given to the School by Old Grammarians in proud and lasting memory of the fifteen Old Boys who lost their lives in World War II.

   
   
   
   
   
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