Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: 9108
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth: 1889
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 28 North Wellington St, Dundee
- Occupation: Jute Preparer
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.
Can you tell us more about Richard Knight'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...