McKNIGHT, Howard
(Service number 47354)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth Timaru, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Mail Contractor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs M. McKnight (wife),c/- Mrs Harris, South Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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 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

Biographical Notes

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 (

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Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG

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