Richard Knight

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 9108
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 04.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.32.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1889
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 28 North Wellington St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Jute Preparer
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Alexander Knight

  • Siblings:

    Jane

  • Spouse:

    Lizzie O’Neil

  • Children:

    Annie, born 06.11.1909 & Mary, born 13.07.1911

More about Richard Knight

On 4 July 1916, 9108 Pte. Richard Knight, 1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers, was killed in action in France, aged 28. He is buried in Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France, I. D. 32.

DUNDEE REGULAR KILLED IN ACTION. Mrs Knight, 28 North Wellington Street, Dundee, has received intimation that her son, Private Richard Knight, K.O.S.B., has been killed in action.
Deceased, who was 28 years of age, had served fully nine years in the army. He was stationed in India on the outbreak of war, and took part in the whole of the Dardanelles campaign, being only absent for a few days on account of a slight wound. He is survived by two children. The Courier, Wednesday, 2 August 1916, 4.

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