Nicholas Timothy Charles Knatchbull

Nicholas Knatchbull

                                Nicholas

Shadow V

             Shadow V - the family boat

 

Died 27 August 1979, Mullagmore, County Sligo, Ireland aged 14

Nicholas was the grandson of Earl Mountbatten of Burma. He was killed as a result of an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb, which had been placed on the family motorboat Shadow V. The family were on holiday at Mullagmore and Nicholas's grandfather took some of them out lobstering in Donegal Bay. Earl Mountbatten and several members of the party including Nicholas were killed when the bomb was triggered remotely from onshore.

The dead also included Nicholas' paternal grandmother, 83 year old Dowager Baroness Brabourne, and a local boy, 15 year old Paul Maxwell who had been hired for the summer to look after the boat. Nicholas' father John, his mother Patricia and his twin brother Timothy were severely injured but survived the attack.

 

 

 

Background Information

Nicholas’ parents were John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne, CBE and Patricia, daughter of Lord Mountbatten. Professionally known as John Brabourne, Nicholas’ father was a television and academy award nominated film producer. His grandfather, Lord Louis Mountbatten had been Supreme Allied Commander in South East Asia in WW II, the last Viceroy of India and great uncle and mentor to Prince Charles. The story of the bomb outrage is told in ‘From a Clear Blue Sky’ by Timothy Knatchbull.

 


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