Louis Percy Sidney KNIBBS, son of William Edward KNIBBS and Hannah TAYLOR , was born 12 December 1893 in Kings Norton District, West Midland, England. He married Elsie May MORTIBOYS bet. July and September, 1918 in Kings Norton District, Worcestershire, England. He died bet. April and June, 1978 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. Elsie May MORTIBOYS was born 24 May 1898 in Moseley, Warwickshire, England. She died bet. October and December, 1972 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England.


Children of Louis Percy Sidney KNIBBS and Elsie May MORTIBOYS are:
1. Joyce M KNIBBS, b. Private See John L MACGREGOR & Joyce M KNIBBS
2. Louis Ronald KNIBBS, b. bet. January and March, 1919
3. Doreen E KNIBBS, b. bet. October and December, 1925
4. Gladys M KNIBBS, b. bet. October and December, 1920

Marriage Notes for Louis Percy Sidney KNIBBS\Elsie May MORTIBOYS:


Notes for Louis Percy Sidney KNIBBS:

Louis was a Brass caster and worked alongside his brother Albert at Bayliss' in Birmingham.
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We see louis and Elsie living at 171 Cartland Road, Birmingham, Warickshire at the time of the 1939 Register.
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In 1950, we see Louis and Elsie living at 171 Cartland Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham with their daughter Joyce and son-in-law, John MacGregor.

Sources for Louis Percy Sidney KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Alexander Knibbs,
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  4. 1911 British Census,
  5. 1939 Register,

Notes for Elsie May MORTIBOYS:

Elsie can be seen as a child of 5 years in the 1901 census, born in Moseley, Worcestershire, living with her parents Alfred and Ellen and 6 siblings.
Alfred Mortiboys Head Mar 41 Bricklayer Warwick B Ham
Ellen Mortiboys Wife Mar 40 Worcester King's Heath
Jessie Mortiboys Daur 15 Worcester King's Heath
Oswald F Mortiboys Son 11 Worcester King's Heath
Stephen J Mortiboys Son 10 Worcester King's Heath
Frank R Mortiboys 7 Worcester King's Heath 
Elsie M Mortiboys Daur 5 Worcester Moseley
Hilda Mortiboys Daur 2 Worcester Kings Heath
Harold Mortiboys Son 11 Months Worcester Kings Heath
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Elsie married Louis Knibbs in 1918.

Sources for Elsie May MORTIBOYS:

  1. Personal Contact with Alexander Knibbs,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  3. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Louis Ronald KNIBBS:

In Memory of
Private LOUIS RONALD KNIBBS

7348054, Royal Army Medical Corps
who died on 31 May 1940
Private KNIBBS, Son of Louis Percy Sydney and Elsie May Knibbs, of Stirchley, Birmingham.

Remembered with honour
BIRMINGHAM (BRANDWOOD END) CEMETERY

Louis died of wounds after evacuation from Dunkirk 31st May 1940. Age 21. Son of Louis Percy Sydney and Elsie May Knibbs of Stirchley Birmingham. Sec. B.16. Cons. Grave 5099.
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From the Birmingham Mail, Tuesday 04 June 1940:
Louis KNIBBS R.A.M.C., age 21 years, only son of Mrs. L. P. S. Knibbs. 171, Cartland Funeral service Bournville Wednesday, 2.30. Interment Brandwood 3 o’clock.

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From the Birmingham Mail, Monday 31 May 1943:
KNIBBS.—In memory Ron, died of wounds received Dunkirk, May, 1940. Rest in peace eternal.—Friend Albert.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Louis.

Sources for Louis Ronald KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Alexander Knibbs,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission,

Notes for Doreen E KNIBBS:

Sources for Doreen E KNIBBS:

  1. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 

Notes for Gladys M KNIBBS:

Sources for Gladys M KNIBBS:

  1. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983