|Place of birth||Southampton England|
|Address||Narrogin, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jessie Sloper, Porchfield, near Newport, Isle of Wight, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||28th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work near Villers Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the attack East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, on the morning of 8th August 1918, an enemy strong point was encountered, and the advance held up. These two men [KNOWLES and 6391 Stanley William ROBINSON] on their own initiative, rushed forward with their Lewis gun, opened fire, and inflicted heavy casualties, causing the garrison of 20 to surrender. Their action enabled the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal