Private George Knott was the only son of Robert and Mary Elizabeth Knott. He was born in Stretton but his parents later moved to Laxton in Northamptonshire before moving again to North Luffenham. In the 1911 census, George was working as a farm labourer in Laxton. He enlisted in Uppingham, firstly with the Bedfordshire Regiment but then joined the 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He died at home three days before the Armistice, on 8 November 1918, but we do not know the cause of death or whether he had been wounded in battle. George is buried in the south-west part of Laxton (All Saints) Churchyard and is remembered on a plaque in Laxton village hall. But he is not on any war memorial in Rutland and is not mentioned in George Phillips' Rutland and the Great War. George had two sisters. One of them, Sarah, named her son, who was born in 1921, after her brother.
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