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Lt Col W M Knatchbull

(The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment)

Commanded 2/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment from September to October 1942. He commanded 2nd Bn The East Surrey Regiment from October 1942 to June 1943.

Wyndham Marsden Knatchbull was born on 15th February 1901 and was commissioned in The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment in July 1921. Between December 1934 and December 1938 he was adjutant of a Battalion of the Territorial Army. In September 1942 he was appointed to command 2/6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment but the following month he left to command 2nd Bn The East Surrey Regiment which Battalion he commanded until June 1943.

He retired from the Army on 16th November 1948.

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