The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Second Lieutenant J O Knight



Photograph by "Lynn Brattan"

Second Lieutenant John Oswald KNIGHT,  3rd Battalion attached 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, presumed  2nd November 1916,  age 32.

Son of Fred and Elizabeth M. Knight, of The Old Rectory, Rushden, Northamptonshire. Private No.6963, Inns of Court O.T.C., Berkhamsted.

1911 Census - The Old Rectory, Rushden, Northamptonshire - Fred Knight, head, age 61, married, boot & shoe manufacturer, employer, born Rushden, Northamptonshire; Elizabeth Marcia Knight, wife, age 55, married 33 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; John Oswald Knight, son, age 26, single, clerk, boot & shoe manufacturer, born Rushden, Northamptonshire; Arthur Frederick Knight, son, age 25, single, commercial traveller, leather trade, born Rushden, Northamptonshire; Edith Mary Nottage, servant, age 22, single, sewing maid, born Braintree, Essex; Miriam Smith, servant, age 22, single, cook, born Brixworth, Northamptonshire; Louisa Riddle, servant, age 19, single, housemaid, born Spaldwick, Huntingdonshire.

26th October 1916, posted BEF.

Buried at Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, V. G. 25., Belgium.

Rushden Heritage.

NOTE: Officers Died in the Great War shows date of death as 2nd November 1916; CWGC web site shows 31st October 1916.

London Gazette 8th September 1916.


The under mentioned, from Officers Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lieutenants, (on probation) :

Royal West Kent Regiment. - John Oswald Knight.

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