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.’
CofE Plot, F. 22.
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.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
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.
Image courtesy of Kelvin Dakin.
Derrick has a private memorial at Bramford Methodist Church, The Street, Bramford, Suffolk.