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Regimental number2839
Date of birth4 October 1894
Place of birthPort Sorell, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLatrobe, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Knight, Sassafras, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date6 December 1915
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2841 Pte John William KNIGHT, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Total war service: 1 year 275 days (of which 1 year 214 days were abroad)

Discharged owing to being medically unfit through injury received on active service (not due to misconduct).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1944
Age at death49
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery (Church of England, Compartment ZF, Grave No. 306), Melbourne, Victoria

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