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Gateshead Post

Thu 20 Jan 1977 Death

Knaggs (Heworth) East Wood Home, on January 10th, Harriet, widow of Harry, mother of Edna, Isabel and the late Harry. Cremation was at Saltwell on Thursday.
Thu 17 Feb 1977 Death

Knaggs (Gateshead) 2 Barry Street, in hospital, on February 8th, aged 79 years, Orton, the dearly loved husband of the late Edith Knaggs, and stepfather of Edward and father-in-law of Gladys and dear friend of Miss Musgrove. Interment was at Saltwell on Friday.


Thu 17 Dec 1981 Death

Knaggs (Low Fell) 51 Stretford Court, Allerdene Estate (late of Wesley Street) on December 11th, aged 79 years, Walton, dearly loved husband of Lillian (née Lambert), a dear father of Marjorie and Glenda, father-in-law of Jack and Ken and loved grandfather of Alison. Cremation was at Saltwell.

< This is James Walton Knaggs >
Thu 2 Jun 1988 Death

Knaggs (Crawcrook) 3 Iris Terrace. On May 22nd, aged 82 years, in hospital, James, dearly loved husband of Mary, much loved dad of Roddy and Charlie, and devoted granddad of Alison and Richard. Cremation was at Mountsett.

< Roddy is Roderic J; Charlie is Charles. >
Gaylord Herald Times (Gaylord, Johannesburg, South Africa)
6 Mar 2012 Engagement
[photo] JOHANNESBURG — George W. and Sue Knaggs of Johannesburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Sue Knaggs of Johannesburg, to Robert Allen Root of Johannesburg, son of Erik and Tracy Root of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and formerly of Johannesburg.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Johannesburg-Lewiston High School. She is currently employed at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Gaylord.
Her fiancé is a 2008 graduate of Johannesburg-Lewiston High School. He is currently employed at Walmart in Gaylord.
A July 14 wedding is planned in Johannesburg.
The Gentlemen's Magazine and Historical Review
1826 obit

Lately, at Scarborough, age 55, Mr. J Knaggs, attorney at law


1844 marriage

At Holy Trinity Church. J Watson of Scalby near Scarborough to Mary Ann Letitia eldest daughter of the late T. Knaggs, esq.


1848 obit

Aug 5 Leslie Cargill, youngest son, and Aug 16 aged 21, Corinne Marguerite, wife of Walter Knaggs, esq. Deputy Receiver General of the Island of Jamaica, at the residence of his father John, esq. of Mornington Crescent


1850 obit

July 20 At Middleton, Yorkshire age 92 Mrs. Jane Knaggs, leaving 8 children, 54 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren

September 26 At the residence of J Watson, esq of Scalby, Mary Ann, relict of T. Knaggs, solicitor of Scarborough, and dau of the late Thomas Hayes, esq of Aislaby Hall
1859 marriage

January 3 at St Pancras, John R Carr, esq, LL.D. barrister at law, Carr's Hill to Ellen dau of J Knaggs, esq, Euston Square, London


Glasgow Daily Record
Fri 25 Jan 2008 Man The Nazis Couldn't Catch Dies Aged 85

Bill Escaped By Conning Enemy


A WORLD War II airman who conned the Germans into helping him escape has died aged 85.
Bill Knaggs was shot down over Normandy in 1944 and went on the run behind enemy lines.
He made contact with the French Resistance who gave him false papers.
As he spoke no French, he was listed as being deaf and dumb.
Then Bill, from Edinburgh, boarded a German lorry which took him to Paris where there was a safe house for him.
Flight Sergeant Knaggs, then just 22, was one of the crew of an RAF Lancaster bomber attacking a German rocket-launcher site in northern France on June 25, 1944.
A nightfighter attacked their bomber, raking it with cannon fire, setting two engines on fire.
Bill said later: "We were in a desperate state.
"When the order was given to bale out, I picked up my parachute only to find the helmet intercom lines had become entangled with the harness.
"It was too late to wonder whether or not the parachute would open properly but a severe jolt and cracking from the opening chute was a great relief."
But Bill wasn't out of danger. He said: "By baling out at 6000 feet at the moment of bombing, I was dropping into the target area."
Of the six other crew members, only one landed alive. As Bill hit the ground, he heard shouts - and shooting - in the darkness near where the burning bomber had crashed.
After finding shelter, he was put in touch with the Resistance.
Because he spoke no French, the Resistance decided the only way to get him to relative safety in Paris was to smuggle him into the city.
He said: "They arranged false papers for me as a worker for a company that did military installation work for the Germans.
"One night, I boarded a German lorry with other workers. So the Germans actually took me to Paris. It highlighted the sheer audacity and cheek of the French."
Bill went into the wine trade after the war ended.
He retired aged 60 and moved to live in Stanley in Perthshire. He was a past president of the Aircrew Association's Tayside branch.
(This is William Robert)

Glasgow Evening Times

Sat 5 Oct 1940 Death

Knaggs - Suddenly at 16 Clarkston Road, Cathcart, on 4th October 1940, Agnes Allan, beloved wife of John Knaggs; deeply regretted - No flowers (by request). < Allan is her maiden surname, Ritchie is her middle name. >
Mon 26 Jan 1942 Birth

Knaggs - At 97 Kestrel Road, Knightswood, on 26th January 1942, to Mr and Mrs Knaggs (May Watson), a son, both well. < Donald Watson Knaggs >


Fri 25 Sep 1959 Death

Knaggs - At a hospital, Glasgow, on 24th Sept 1959, Harold E. Knaggs, c/o Buchanan, 15 Murrayfield Street, Glasgow E2. Funeal tomorrow (Saturday) to Daldowie Crematorium; friends desiring to attend please meet cortege at crematorium 9.25 am.


Wed 11 Aug 1971 Death

Knaggs - On the 9th August, 1971, Donald Knaggs, beloved husband of Jean Lyon and devoted father of Phyllis and Isobel, 14 Denmilne Street, Glasgow, E4. Service at S.C.W.S. Funeral Parlour, 214 Westmuir Street, E1, tomorrow (Thursday) at 2.55 pm; funeral thereafter to Daldowie Crematorium, Broomhouse.


Glasgow Herald
Thu 15 May 1884 Marriage

Alston-Knaggs – At Greyfriars’ U.P. Church, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on the 19th April, Geo. Robert, son of the late James C. Alston Esq., to Annie Eliza, daughter of Robert Knaggs, Esq., M.R.C.S.E.


Fri 16 Jun 1893 Marriage

Knaggs-Watson – At the Cockburn Temperance Hotel, on the 15th inst., Robert, youngest son of John Knaggs, Raw, Fylingdales, Yorkshire, to Mary Agnes, only daughter of the late J. G. Watson, baker, Gartmore





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