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James Taylor McKNIGHT

Regimental number2945
Date of birth5 June 1898
Place of birthWeelarra, Young, New South Wales
SchoolStony Creak Lower Public School,; Young District School, New South Wales
AddressWee Larra, Young, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Edwin McKnight, Wee Larra, Young, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, The rock branch, 22 April 1915. Transferred to Tumut branch, July 1915.
FateKilled in Action 9 April 1918
Place of burialBoves West Communal Cemetery Extension (Row C, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 275.

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