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Samuel KNIGHT

Regimental number4814
Place of birthCreswick, Talbot, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
Address607 Sebastopol Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMr J Knight, 607 Sebastopol Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 71st Infantry, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
166
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 58th Bn from 2nd Training Bn, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KNIGHT Samuel

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