The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Knight


Private John KNIGHT. 9252, 2nd  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of asthma, Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, at 8.45am on 5th May 1920.

Born Peckham, Kent, enlisted 27th January 1909, Maidstone, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 106lbs. Formerly factory labourer.

Son of Elizabeth Knight, 144 Neat Street, Camberwell.

Husband of Alice Knight (nee Behan), C/o Mrs Turner, 61 Makin Street, County Road, Liverpool.  Married 11th August 1914, Catholic Church, Rathmines, Dublin.

Formerly served in Royal West Kent Regiment, Special Reserve, from 12th August 1908 to 26th January 1909.

Postings - Home, 27th January 1909 to 13th August 1914; BEF, 14th August 1914 to 10th March 1915; Home, 11st March 1915 to 26th March 1920; Home, 26th March 1920 to 5th May 1920.

31st October 1911 to 6th November 1911, forfeits 7 days pay for absence; 10th March 1915, frostbite; 2nd June 1915, deserted; 10th March 1920, rejoined Battalion, 10th March to 14th March 1920, in Civil Custody, 15th March to 26th March 1920 in Guard Detention Room, 26th March 192, Court Martial, Whilst on Active Service Deserting His Majesty's Service, losing by neglect his equipment & clothing & Regimental necessaries, sentenced to 6 months imprisonment & to be discharged with ignominy, sentence with hard labour confirmed, sentence of discharge with ignominy confirmed, all former service forfeits, to Military Prison Woking 29th March 1920.

Commemorated at Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery, Screen Wall (North). V. R.C. 1744, United Kingdom.

NOTE: not included in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War; shown on CWGC web site.

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