KNUBLEY, Miles Alfred
(Service number 21/15)

Aliases Alfred
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Bombardier


Date 21 December 1878 Place of Birth Timaru, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment P.O. Box96, Timaru, New Zealand
Occupation Bank of NSW, Lautoka, Fiji
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin M. J. Knubley (father), Solicitor, Timaru, New Zealnd
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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);; "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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