Derrick is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 30th October 1922, Clare, Suffolk.

Died: 16th January 1942; age 19; 1942 – accidentally drowned – Foyle River, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Residence: 145, Wallace Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: C/JX. 215929.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Sennen.’


Grave Reference:

CofE Plot, F. 22.

Londonderry City Cemetery,

County Londonderry,

Northern Ireland.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Wilfred John & Olga Lavinia Knights, of Ipswich.


Father: Wilfred John Knights, born March 1897, Old Newton, Suffolk. A Signalman – L.N.E.R.

Mother: Olga Lavinia Knights (nee Orriss), born November 1908, Hundon, Suffolk.




Derrick was living with his parents & brothers at their family home – 145, Wallace Road, Ipswich.

Wilfred, a Signalman – L.N.E.R.

Olga, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Gerald F. Knights, born 1924, Suffolk.

Frank Gordon Knights, at school, born July 1927, Suffolk.

2 others.

Image courtesy of Kelvin Dakin.

Derrick has a private memorial at Bramford Methodist Church, The Street, Bramford, Suffolk.

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