The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J B Knight


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Private Joseph Brown KNIGHT, G/18240, 11th  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th October 1916,  age 19.

Born Lubenham, Leicestershire, son of William Henry and Emily Elizabeth Knight.

Enlisted Market Harborough, Leicestershire, age 18 years & 184 days, height 5ft 9¼ inches, weight 137lbs, religion Non Conformist.  Resided Victoria Avenue, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Formerly printer.

Home 10th December 1915 to 29th August 1916; BEF 30th August 1916 to 7th October 1916.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 29th May 1916, mobilized & posted 28th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.PS/10829; 30th August 1916, posted BEF; 31st August 1916, embarked; 1st September 1916, 39 Infantry Base Depot, posted 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 13th September 1916, transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th September 1916, joined Battalion In the Field.

8th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William Henry Knight, "Norwood", Victoria Avenue, Market Harborough, Leicestershire; Mother, Emily Elizabeth Knight, "Norwood", Victoria Avenue, Market Harborough, Leicestershire; Brothers - John Samuel Knight, age 25, 31 Coniston Road, Earlsdon, Coventry; Sisters - Mabel Annie, age 30, "Hazeldene", Ibstock, Leicestershire; Susan Adelaide, age 28, "Norwood", Victoria Avenue, Market Harborough, Leicestershire; Jane Elizabeth, age 23, "Norwood", Victoria Avenue, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, II. F. II., France.


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