Knute was born on April 22 1907 in Väne-Äsaka (Sweden) as the son of Victor Emanuel and Kristina Ahlstrom nee Danielsdotter (deceased) of Högsäter, Dalsland, Sweden. His parents were married on September 18 1897 in Sweden. His brothers were Anders? (executor of his last will) and Daniel Frithioff Ahlstrom (somewhere in Canada) and his sister was Mrs. Stina Westerlund of Vanersborg Sweden.
He emigrated without his parents to Canada in 1928 and did not have any contacts with his family since the last eight years.
He was an electric welder and member of the Lutheran Church (OD).
He enlisted on January 8 1943 in Vancouver and he went overseas to the UK on December 21 1943 and he went thereafter to France on June 6 1944 during D-Day.
Knute was killed in action on Friday June 9 age 37 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on February 23 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: IN LOVING MEMORY OF KNUTE, BORN IN SWEDEN. REST IN PEACE
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.