Biography of Private Charles Knipe (13590)
6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 29th October 1915


  • Name: Charles Knipe
  • Date of birth: 1896
  • Place of Birth: Baston, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – March 1896
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Herbert Edward Knipe
  • DOB: 2nd November 1869
  • Place of Birth: Braceborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Journeyman butcher


  • Name: Annie Hudson
  • DOB: 26th March 1867
  • Place Of Birth: Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1891 Baston, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Florence Knipe, 1892, Morton
  • John Hudson Knipe, 1893, Baston
  • George Knipe, Baston, Baston
  • Charles Knipe, 1896, Baston
  • Dorothy Knipe, 1898, Baston
  • Nora Knipe, 1899, Baston
  • Maud Knipe, 1907, Baston


  • 1901: Charles is living with his parents in Reelesrs Lane, Baston, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Charles is living with his parents in Reeler’s Lane, Baston, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 14 and he is listed as a labourer on farm.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Charles has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Lincolnshire Echo Saturday 20th November 1915
    Casualties in the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, reported under various dates:-
    6th LINCOLNS
    Knipe 13590 Pte. C.


  • The Standard Saturday November 20th 1915
    Knipe, 13590 C.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Charles Knipe, 13590, 6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 29th October 1915 in the Balkan Theatre.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Annie


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Baston, Roll of Honour in St John the Baptist Church


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Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne
  • Died of dysentery


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