Their Names Liveth for Evermore 

Updated 13th April, 2016

The individual family members listed below are all casualties of war. The link associated with each individual will take you to the family page where the Notes provide details of when and where the individual was killed the cemetery or memorial where he or she is remembered and details of the unit in which he or she served. 
Thanks to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for maintaining the Debt of Honour Register which contains many more Knibbs which are not connected into this line of the family.
Recent additions to this page are identified with the symbol
before and after their name.

Make Me No Grave
                    by Henry Herbert Knibbs

Make me no grave within that quiet place
Where friends shall sadly view the grassy mound,
Politely solemn for a little space,
As though the spirit slept beneath the ground.

For me no sorrow nor the  hopeless tear;
No chant no prayer no tender eulogy:
I may be laughing with the gods - while here
You weep alone. Then make no grave for me.

But lay me where the pines austere and tall;
Sing in the wind that sweep across the West:
Where night imperious sets her coronal
Of silver stars upon the mountain crest.

Where dawn rejoicing rises  from the deep,
And life rejoicing rises with the dawn:
Mark not the spot upon the sunny steep,
For with the morning light I shall be gone.   

Far trails await me; valleys vast and still,
Vistas undreamed of canyon-guarded steams,
Lowland and range air meadow flower-girt hill,
Forests enchanted filled with magic dreams.

And I shall find brave comrades on the way:
None shall be lonely in adventuring,
For each a chosen task to round the day ,
 New glories to amaze new songs to sing.

Loud swells the wind along the mountain-side:
High burns the sun unfettered swings the sea,
Clear gleam the trails whereon the vanished ride,
Life calls to life: then make no grave for me.

 

Belgium, Flanders - World War I

Belgium, Ypres - World War I

England, Birmingham - World War II

England, Great Yarmouth - World War I

England, Thames Estuary, MV Innisdhu - World War II

France, Fampoux - World War I

France, Monchy-le-Preux - World War I

France, Somme - World War I

Iraq, Baghdad - World War I

Iraq, Basra - World War II

Ireland, Dundalk - World War I

Scotland, Lerwick - World War I

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Scapa Flow - World War I

South Africa, HMS Astraea - WW I

Tunisia, World War II

USSR, Balaklava - Crimean War

USSR, Crimea - Crimean War