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Mervyn Digby KNIGHT

Regimental number129
Place of birthBristol England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTally Clerk
AddressMetford Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, H. Knight, 'Lloyd', Metford Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

FateKilled in Action 5 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Sarah Jane KNIGHT, 130 Kooyong Road, Caulfield, Victoria. Native of Brislington, Bristol, England

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered valuable service in the work of consolidation, and continued untiringly in his efforts to advance his line. He set a splendid example of fearlessness to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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