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Offline Pete Th

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Private 202962 Alan Knight, 2/10th Manchesters
« on: October 22, 2021, 07:47:00 AM »
A friend (thanks to Paul Wood) sent me a picture of a piece of urban artwork in Salford commemorating Private Alan Knight of C Company, 2nd/10th Battalion, who died on 13th January 1918, aged 19, and was buried at Tyne Cot. From the CWGC Roll of Honour:

Son of Andrew Spearing Knight and May Knight, of 9, Lloyd St., Hulme, Manchester

The inscription on his grave states: DEARER TO MEMORY THAN WORDS CAN TELL
Remembering

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: Private 202962 Alan Knight, 2/10th Manchesters
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2021, 09:14:45 AM »
i have never seen anything like that in all the years ive been study war,what a beautiful memorial,i like the lowry style background,the additional things in the mural show how the artist has thought this out very well,lets hope the scum bags dont destroy it
thanks pete,thats made my day

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Re: Private 202962 Alan Knight, 2/10th Manchesters
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2021, 09:45:56 AM »
mack, I thought you’d appreciate it  :)
Remembering

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: Private 202962 Alan Knight, 2/10th Manchesters
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2021, 09:58:24 AM »
That's one piece of amazing artwork. A lot of creativity and thought went into it, not just the portrait, but the Belgium flag, the figures etc. Hats off to the artist. it should be given the credit it rightly deserves.