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Sub-Lieutenant, Valentine William KNIGHT
H.M.S. "Brontosaurus" Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
Valentine William KNIGHT was born in 1916 (Ely Q1-1916 3B:833), son of George and Augusta Marian KNIGHT (née ATCHESON).
He married Marion VERITY in Blackpool (Blackpool Q3-1940). The address in his will was Green Farm, Thurston, Suffolk.
This was the address in the 1939 register for his father George [24-3-1889] a farmer and his mother Augusta M [10-11-1879], there are two closed records
He was commissioned on 23rd August 1940.|
HMS Brontosaurus was a "Stone frigate", actually Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll, which was the No 2 Combined Training Centre where Officers and men, from all three services, were trained to operate various major types of landing ships and craft for the amphibious operations that took place from late 1943 onwards.
Valentine was one of the 12 Naval personnel killed when Landing Craft Tank 875 was sunk off the beaches at Arromanche by German motor torpedo boats. LCT 875, a Mark IV, was built at Stockton on Tees and commissioned on 17th April 1943. It could carry 9 Sherman or 6 Churchill tanks
Castle Toward aka HMS Brontosaurus an actual photograph has not been found photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Castle Toward aka HMS Brontosaurus
an actual photograph has not been found
photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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