KNUBLEY, Miles Alfred
(Service number 21/15)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank||Bombardier|
|Date||21 December 1878||Place of Birth||Timaru, New Zealand|
|Address at Enlistment||P.O. Box96, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Occupation||Bank of NSW, Lautoka, Fiji|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||M. J. Knubley (father), Solicitor, Timaru, New Zealnd|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Army Pay Department|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua, or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Field Artillery|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||19 October 1916||Age||37|
|Place of Death||France|
|Cause||Died of wounds|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France|
|Memorial Reference||XII. A, 7A|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library); Timaru Cenotaph; Memorial plaque, St Mary's Church, Timaru|
Miles Alfred (known as Alfred)Knubley was the son of Miles Jefferson (1851-1938) and Harriet Henryetta Knubley (nee Clissold, 1853-1914) of Timaru, New Zealand.
Prioir to enlisting Alfred was managing the Bank of NSW at Lautoka, Fiji, but was granted leave by the bak to return home to enlist.Alfred served until 1916, when he died of wounds recieved in action in France.
A trsnscript of Alfeed's letters, produced by his family, is held by the South Canterbruy Museum.
Cenotaph database (October 2014); rootsweb.ancestry.com; "Alfred's War Letters : 13-04-1915 to 24-04-1916" (South Canterbury Musaeum 2017/143.01)
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Researched and Written by
Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG; Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum
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