The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Drummer A E P Knight


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Drummer Albert Edwin Perkins KNIGHT, L/9925, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound chest), Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, 20th October 1914,  age 21.

1893, born Hull, Yorkshire, only son of William Alfred John. and Anna Maria Perkins Knight, (nee Maggs), of 6 Gren Place, Waterloo Street, Hull, Yorkshire.


Enlisted Brighton Sussex, age 18 years & 6 months, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 106lbs, brown eyes, dark brown hair, scar left side of chest, scar left wrist (burn). Formerly railway carriage cleaner.

16th January 1912, enlisted & posted 3rd Battalion, Special Reserve, Royal Sussex Regiment, Service No.1595; 24th January 1912 to 29th January 1912, Chichester Hospital, Orchitis, swelling of testicles, possible cause, mumps, temperature rose one night to 104, but swelling rapidly subsided; 6th March 1912, 3rd Class Certificate of Education; Home 16th January 1912 to 15th July 1912.

Sisters - Florence, 10 Carisbrook Road, Brighton; May, address not known; Lucy, 10 Carisbrook Road, Brighton.


16th July 1912, enlisted Royal West Kent Regiment, age 18 years 11 months, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 110lbs. Formerly railway carriage cleaner. Not required for Royal Sussex Regiment which is over establishment.

Legatee - Miss Daisy Simms, 28 Crediton Hill, West Hampstead, London NW.

28th June 1920, Statement of Relatives, completed by Sister, Florence Terry? - Widow, nine; Children, none; Father, none; Mother, none; Brothers, none: Sisters - Florence Terry?, age 40, 29 St Matthews Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; ????? Denton, age 34, 29 St Matthews Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; ????? Bennett, age 31, 29 St Matthews Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; ?????? Knight, age 29, 29 St Matthews Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Buried at Guildford (Stoke) Old Cemetery, G. 389., United Kingdom. Commemorated on Hull War Memorial.


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