Hyde War Memorial Trust

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James Leadbitter KNOTT

Major James Leadbitter KNOTT of 10th Bn., Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 9th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers initially

Killed in Action Saturday 1st July 1916, Belgium, age 33

Of:Close House, Wylam on Tyne, Northumberland
Born:1883, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
Parents:Lady Margaret Annie Knott and Sir James Knott, 1st Bart. of Close House, Wylam on Tyne, Northumberland
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Ship Owner (The Prince Line)
He enlisted in:
Remembered on:Grave/Panel V. B. 15. of the memorial in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Link with Hyde:Father Worked in Hyde


Awarded Distinguished Service Order Medal.

James Leadbitter Knott's father was a prospective Unionist Candidate for Hyde Division and set up the Sir James Knott Trust.

The family owned a Shipping Line named The Prince Line.

Major James Leadbitter Knott is buried next to his brother Captain Henry Basil Knott who died of wounds on September 7th 1915.