Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Robert Frank Knellar

Male 1896 - 1919  (22 years)


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  • Name Robert Frank Knellar 
    Born 31 Jul 1896  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military 1918  Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Enlistment WW1 
    • Knellar, Robert Frank Private.
      Enlisted Dec. 25, 1917 in Brantford with 2nd Ontario Infantry Battalion. He died in Medical Hospital at Pidsworth of pneumonia following influenza at the close of the war when his parents were expecting him home. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Knellar, William St., Ayr, Ontario. He was at Mons and in Germany for a short time and had come through unwounded the hard-fought battles in the latter part of the war.
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    Misfortune died in hospital while serving in WW1 
    Name Frank Kneller 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338375 
    Died 17 Feb 1919  Tidworth Military Hospital, , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 21 Feb 1919  Tidworth Military Cemetery, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I338375  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father Frederick Edward "Edward" Knellar,   b. Feb 1858, Kings Somborne, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1940, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Althea Philippa Vaughan,   b. 1 Nov 1862, Aldershot, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1938, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1894  Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F247658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In Loving Memory of Pte. Robert Frank Knellar, Who passed away at Tidworth Military Hospital, England, Monday, Feb. 17th, 1919, at 11.20 a.m., Aged 22 Years. The Funeral Took place on Friday, 21st, at 2 p.m., to Tidworth Military Cemetery. One Less at Home! The charmed circle broken - a dear face Missed day by day from its accustomed place; But cleansed, and saved, and perfected by grace! One More in Heaven. One Less at Home! The voice of welcome hushed, and evermore One farewell word unspoken, on the shore Where parting comes not, one soul landed more, One More in Heaven.


      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies


  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 13.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Robert Frank Kneller Residence: Ayr, Ontario, Canada Birth Date: 31 Jul 1896 Birth Location: Ayr, Ontario, Canada Relative: Mary Kneller Relationship: Mother Regiment Number: 3310136

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] George Waterman/ born/ at Hursley Eng./ ValentIne's Day/ 1863/ died/ at Ayr Canada/ Oct. 20, 1892/ [Verse illegible]/ + [veteran's Poppy]
      [Left/South] Mary/ Waterman/ Knellar/ died/ Apr. 10, 1938/ aged/ 75 years/ Where I Am/ There Ye/ Shall Be also/ Katie Waterman/ died Aug. 24, 1941/ aged 56 years
      [Back/West] Edward/ Knellar/ died/ Mar. 3, 1940/ aged/ 85 years/ Come unto Me
      [Right/North] Pte. R. F./ Knellar/ aged/ 22 years/ died At/ Tidworth/ England/ Feb. 17, 1919/ I Am The/ Resurrection/ and the Life.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Mary Althea Philippa Waterman Age: 32 Birth Date: abt 1862 Birth Place: England Marriage Date: 24 Aug 1894 Marriage County or District: Brant Father: Thomas Waterman Mother: Emma Waterman Spouse: Frederick Kemp Kneller Spouse's Age: 37 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1857 Spouse Birth Place: England Spouse Father: Charles Kneller Spouse Mother: Mary Kneller

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jul 1896 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlistment WW1 - 1918 - Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Feb 1919 - Tidworth Military Cemetery, England Link to Google Earth
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