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On Saturday 15th July 2017 the NAT held a very interesting open day.  We were visited by Scott Knowles who told us his own personal true story of his grandfather who was wounded in WW1.  Apparently Billy Knowles was a working class weaver before he was called upon to fight in the war.   Scott told us of his grandfather’s experience in the trenches; he was wounded quite seriously in battle and Scott described his horrific injuries, his treatment and his subsequent recovery and return to civilian life.  In the photograph, Scott shows some of the medical instruments used to treat his grandfather’s wounds.
Scott Knowles. Billy Knowles Poster. WW1 Medical Kit. Billy Knowles. Scott Knowles WW1 Re-enactor.