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Bertie Rowbottom KNIGHT

Regimental number2594
Place of birthBenalla Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm employee
AddressTarnpirr, Cobram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C G Knight, Tarnpirr, Cobram, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Cobram Rifle Club.
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 June 1918
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 18), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2595 Pte Hugh Menock KNIGHT, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: admitted to Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, from Alexandria, 18 November 1915; taken on strength, 7th Bn, Sarpi (Lemnos) Battalion Camp, 20 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from HMT 'Empress of Britain', ex Lemnos, 7 January 1916.

Found guilty, 18 January 1916, of (a) being absent without leave from 1730 16 January 1916 to 0615 18 January 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2; (b) Breaking bounds, awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No. 2; (c) disobedience of orders: awarded 21 hours' pack drill and to pay for new kit issued.

Embarked at Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 31 March 1916.

Killed in action, 27 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal


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