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There are no memorials in the village or church and no names are listed on the Ely Cathedral County First World War Memorial. It was therefore assumed that no men were killed. This is one of only two or three villages in Cambridgeshire where this is the case. Although there is no memorial the following have Knapwell ties and are not on any other memorials.

The following names are listed in the Ely Cathedral Second World War Book of Remembrance.



Gunner 1102081, 4 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (Royal Artillery). Killed in action 25 October 1942. Aged 32. Born 24 December 1909 in Ecclesall, Sheffield, resident near Elsworth, Cambridgeshire, baptised Sheffield, St Thomas, Crookes, 9 February 1910. Son of Harry Beaumont Ellis and Alice Ellis; husband of Marjorie (nee Ding) Ellis, of Knapwell, Cambridgeshire, married January to March Quarter 1935 in Camberwell Registration District, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 1, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, on of Harry beaumont and Alice Ellis, resident 52 Evelyn Road Crookes Sheffield, Ecclesall, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding). Previously wounded 21 November 1941. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXVI. Row G. Grave 26.

With the number of locations listed here he could be on any memorial elsewhere.

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