Alexander Knight

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 3286SD
  • Rank: Deck Hand
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: H.M.P.M.S. Queen of the North
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 39
  • Date of Death: 20.07.1917
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 27

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 2 Lawrence St, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Bleacher, Baluniefield
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Knight, 2 Lawrence St, Broughty Ferry

  • Children:

    Amelia, born 05.09.1906, Alexanderina, born 10.01.1908 & Charlotte, born 20.03.1916

More about Alexander Knight

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M.P.M.S. Queen of the North which was a Paddle Steamer operating as an Auxiliary Minesweeper when she struck a mine laid by German Submarine UC-4 on 20.07.1917 in the North Sea, N.E. of the Shipwash Lightship, sinking with the loss of 29 of her crew.

Alex Knight   3286SD   Royal Naval Reserve

Broughty Seaman’s Death.

Seaman Alex. Knight, Broughty Ferry, attached to a mine-sweeper, has lost his life on service.  His widow, Mrs Knight, Lawrence Street, received official intimation on Tuesday.  The deceased, prior to joining the navy in 1915, was a bleacher, and from his 16th year till then was in the service of Messrs M’Intyre, Baluniefield.  He was 39 years of age, and leaves a family of three.  He was an active member of the Dundee Street Club and Bible Class

Broughty Ferry Guide 27th July 1917

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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