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Julie W
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I've just come across some photographs and a transcription of an interview with Geoffrey A Knowles who must have served with either 42 or 44 RM Commando.

They are available on the Canadian Memory Project website in English and in French:


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Thanks Julie. A summary is Geoffrey talks about being at Achnacarry for 8 weeks, chilling knife fighting in Burma, Changi Prison, war criminals, and Hong Kong.
Being in the Jungle at night must have been pretty nerve racking.

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I have been informed that Geoffrey Knowles has just recently passed away. More can be read here:

Rest in peace Geoffrey.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Cdo. God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before. When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.

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Hello Julie

This is very interesting as Geoffrey mentions killing with your 'Stiletto knife' some individuals must have retained them as Vic Ralph recited to me that he was never issued one for Burma etc.....but my dad still had I suppose some men must still have had them.

Thanks for this.

John M

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