Knott, Donald James Vivian


War Service:
Second Lieutenant DONALD JAMES VIVIAN KNOTT of 12th battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) died on 7 October 1916. He had previously served as a Lance Corporal in the London Regiment. He was commissioned into the RWK as a second lieutenant on 25 September 1915. At the time of his death he was attached to the 11th (Lewisham) Battalion RWK. He went to France on 7 July 1916. At 1.45pm on 7th October 1916 11 RWK attacked the German trenches in front of the village of Le Sars. They met with heavy machine gun fire and within minutes 3/4 of the battalion had become casualties including all but one of the officers.

He is buried in the AIF Burial Ground at Flers.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford.

He was born in Camberwell in the spring of 1891. He was employed by Glynn Mills Currie & Co, bankers, of Lombard Street.

CWGC; Battalion history.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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