Airborne Engineers Association

Maurice Sefton Knight

 

 

Maurice Sefton Knight - Died 12th May 2006

Maurice was one of five brothers.

In 1939 he joined to Territorial Army 207 Squadron Royal Engineers with some of his friends. He was stationed at Stockton House and then Bulford and his first duty was to sandbag Frome Victoria Hospital.

He later volunteered for the 1st Airborne Division (9 Field Company Royal Engineers) and saw action in North Africa and Salerno, Italy clearing mines from the beaches.

Later he went to Arnhem as a glider-borne troop, where he was wounded. He finished his war service in Stavanger, Norway, diffusing and lifting mines.

It was while he was home on leave that he met his wife Eileen and they married in 1943 and went on to have 2 children, Sefton and Michael.
In 1964 Maurice set up a heating company known as Frome Heating Specialists and was also a member of the town council at this time.

He will be greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues.

 

 

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