(Service number 47354)
|First Rank||Corporal||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Timaru, New Zealand|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. McKnight (wife),c/- Mrs Harris, South Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||26th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||9 June 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Devonport, England|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||25 August 1917||Age||28|
|Place of Death||Bapaume, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||grevillers British cemetry, Pas-de-Calais, France|
|Memorial Reference||VII. AA. 5.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Howard McKnight was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs George McKnight; husband of M McKnight, of 241 Glouster St., Christchurch, New Zealand. Born at Timaru.
“Howard McKnight, who did not appear when called at the previous day's sitting, appeared and applied, for time. He had a contract with the Post office to cary and deliver all the mails in Timaru.” Timaru Herald, 7 February 1917.
Cenotaph database (October 2014); Timaru Herald 7 February 1917 (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/)
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Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG
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