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Private Richard Knight



Name: Knight, Richard
Date of birth: 1888-09-12
Place of birth: Kirkby Furness Lancashire England
Next of kin: Isabell Knowles, Vale Cottage, Cartmel Grange over Sands, Lancashire, England
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Postal Clerk
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1915-05-08
Cause of death: Killed in action


Regimental number: 51292
Rank detail
  1. Private, 28th Battalion, Infantry (Army).
  2. Private, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Infantry (Army).
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no


CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 1593641
LAC ID: 507271
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B5229-S029
Uploader's Notes:

Son of Mrs. Mary Knight, of 11, Mission City, British Columbia.

Original overseas unit 28th Canadian Infantry Battalion. Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in the field March 21, 1915. Killed near Ypres May 10, 1915

Uploader's Research notes: It looks as though the Date of Death mentioned by the CWGC is incorrect. According to Ralph Hodder-Williams, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1914-1919, he died May 10, 1915 near Ypres. Needs further research. [Private Army Canadian Infantry 28th Battalion Private Army Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry ]


Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2010-05-08