Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
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|
|Occupation:||Ship Owner (The Prince Line)|
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|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|
|Notes:||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.