Private George Alec Knock (19743)

10th Bn, The Gloucestershire Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library,

Burial/Commemoration: Suzanne Military Cemetery No 3

Nature of Death: Died of wounds France 7/4/1918

Age: 24

Next of Kin: Son of Mr G W and Mrs K E Knock of Balstead Hall, Lopdock, Ipswich, formerly of Belstead, West Malvern

Education: West Malvern School

Previous Employment: Chef at Cafe Royal

Capbadge of the Gloucestershire Regiment

In May 1918 the Malvern News reported: “Bandsman George A Knock, Gloucestershire Regiment (the eldest son of Mr G Knock, Belstead formerly a gardener at Tannachie West Malvern) has been killed in action. He was 24 and had been on active service for three years. Before joining the army he was the chef at the Café Royal, where he had served his apprenticeship. As a boy he was a member of the St James Choir, West Malvern.”

Malvern News 11/5/18

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