KNUBLEY, Francis Clissold
(Service number 7/1374)

First Rank (1) Lance corporal; (2) Second Lieutenant Last Rank


Date 31 July 1877 Place of Birth Near Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Sarah Street, Timaru
Occupation Sttion manager
Previous Military Experience South African War
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin M. J. KNUBLEY (father), Solicitor, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) th Reinforcements; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) Canterbury Mounted Rifles; (2) 34th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date (1) 14 August 1915; (2) 13 November 1917
Transport (1) Tofua; (2) Tofua
Embarked From (1) Wellington Destination (1) Suez, Egypt; (2) Suez, Egypt
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 23 April 1925 Age 47 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 28, Plot 140
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Clissold Knubley was the eldest son of Miles Jefferson and Harriet Henryetta (née Clissold) Knubley who had married in 1876 in England.He married Kathleen Cooper Chapman in 1920. His brother Miles Alfred Knubley died of wounds in 1916. Two other brothers also served - Henry Charles Jefferson and Hugh Mortimer.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 February 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [19 February 2017]

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