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Knowles, J., Marine, 1943

Photo: James Pasby

Photo: James Pasby

In Spennymoor (Tudhoe) Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of:-

CH/X 111390 Marine
J. Knowles R.M.
H.M.S. Copra
26th December 1943 Age 19

What man can suffer
These have suffered
What man can do
These have did

Son of Ambrose and Mary Elizabeth Knowles, of Spennymoor.

A family headstone reads:-

To the proud memory of Marine J. Knowles R.M.
dearly loved son of Ambrose and Mary E. Knowles
who was killed at sea Dec 26th 1943 aged 19 years

And through the years shall shine his undimed youth

John Knowles is remembered at Spennymoor on S132.02 and S132.04

The CWGC entry for Marine Knowles

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk