Knell Ronald George William Pte 4452910

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Personnel Entry

Pte R G W Knell's CWGC headstone.
Pte R G W Knell's CWGC headstone.

Name Knell Ronald George William
Army number 4452910
Rank Pte
Date of birth Research suggests Pte Knell was born in 1921 in Hull, mother's maiden surname Skey.
Age 20
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, possibly as a Regular soldier, no enlistment date as yet. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted 10th Bn DLI - probably 1st September 1939. Served BEF. Posted Missing 10 - 31/5/40. Presumed KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Possibly 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Resident of Hull. No further family information as yet. Buried Sp. Mem. Plot 8, Row H, Grave 6, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 10DLI

DLI Roll of Honour shows his date of death as 11/5/1940 - this appears to be an error. War Office casualty list shows only 5/40 without a day. CWGC date of 20th May is likely to be more accurate.