The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H Knight


Private Herbert KNIGHT, G/333, 6th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 10th March 1916.  

Born Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, son of John & Emma Ann Knight.

1911 Census - 14 Tooley Street, Northfleet, Kent - John Knight, head, age 59, married, bricklayers labourer, cement works, worker, born Northfleet, Kent; Emma Knight, wife, age 56, married 38 years, 15 children, 12 still alive, born Northfleet, Kent; Herbert Knight, son, age 20, single, labourer cement, factories, worker, born Northfleet, Kent; Horace Knight, son, age 16, single, point turner with loco driver, whiting? works, Greenhithe, worker, born Northfleet, Kent; Robert Knight, son, age 9, scholar, born Northfleet, Kent.

Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 24 years & 217 days, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 136lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair. Formerly labourer.

Home 24th August 194 to 31st May 1915; BEF 1st June 1915 to 10th March 1916.

24th August 1914, enlisted; 1st June 1915, posted BEF; 8th October 1915, wounded in action.

30th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, John Knight, 143 Dover Road, Northfleet, Kent; Mother E A Knight, 143 Dover Road, Northfleet, Kent; Brothers - ?????? Knight, age 28?, Gnurgh? Street, Gravesend; Sisters - Ellen Watkins?, age 43, Orchard Terrace, Perry Street.

Commemorated at Loos Memorial, Panel 95 to 97., France & Northfleet War Memorial.

NOTE: Regimental History & Soldiers Died in the Great War both show Service No. as G/335: CWGC web site shows it at G/333.

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