MM Ernest Edward KNIBBS, son of James KNIBBS and Fanny May THOMPSON , was born 03 February 1892 in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa. He married Ivy Clarice LEWIS 02 January 1928 in Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa. He died 23 November 1969 in East London, Cape Province, South Africa. Ivy Clarice LEWIS was born 15 June 1901 in Tsolo, Transkei, South Africa. She died 04 September 1991.


Children of MM Ernest Edward KNIBBS and Ivy Clarice LEWIS are:
1. Lorraine Margaret May KNIBBS, b. 06 March 1929
2. Irene Joy KNIBBS, b. 16 March 1931 See Richard Edward VAN STADEN & Irene Joy KNIBBS
3. Victor Charles Louis KNIBBS, b. 29 September 1932 See Victor Charles Louis KNIBBS & Sarah Margaret FOURIE

Other Marriages/Unions for MM Ernest Edward KNIBBS:
See Ernest Edward KNIBBS & Margaret CHANDLER


Notes for MM Ernest Edward KNIBBS:


Please visit my Notable KNIBBS Page for Ernest.


Ernest was awarded the Level 3 Gallantry Medal which was established during the First World War on the 25th March 1916 and introduced in the London Gazette issue 29535, (back dated to 1914) to personnel of the British Army and other services, and personnel of Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank.
It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (M.C.), (which was awarded to Commissioned Officers and, rarely, to Warrant Officers, who could also be awarded the M.M.).

The military decoration was awarded to Ernest Edward Knibbs for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and Ernest Edward Knibbs earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.

Sources for MM Ernest Edward KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,
  2. Cape Archives Death Notice, MOOC 192200006/9/2302 Ref: 1488 
  3. Cremation Register, Cambridge Crematorium, East London,
  4. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,

Notes for Ivy Clarice LEWIS:

Sources for Ivy Clarice LEWIS:

  1. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,

Notes for Lorraine Margaret May KNIBBS:

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at the eGGSA Branch of The Genealogical Society of South African for recording the details on their web site in memory of Lorraine.

Sources for Lorraine Margaret May KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,
  2. eGGSA, Genealogical Society of South Africa,