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Ernest Alfred KNIGHT

Regimental number1718
Place of birthEuroa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinAlfred Knight, Swanpool, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Place of enlistmentCobram, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date24 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Transferred to 7th Bn, Mudros, 26 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Found guilty, 6 March 1916, of being absent from parade at 0900, 4 March 1916: awarded 2 days Field Punishment No. 2.

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

Wounded in action, France, 22-25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1916; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 27 July 1916; discharged to 6th Convalescent Depot, 1 August 1916; marched in to 1st Division Depot, Etaples, 18 September 1916.

Proceeded to England, 13 February 1917; marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS A14 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; discharged Melbourne, 24 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British war Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 October 1953
Place of burialPreston Cemetery

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