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Ernest Knox KNIGHT

Date of birth4 February 1882
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
Other NamesKNOX-KNIGHT, Ernest
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationManaging law clerk
Address'St Cloud', Grandview Grove, Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elaine Constance Knight, 'St Cloud', Grandview Grove, Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion


Unit: INF37
Promotion date: 1 May 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 15), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Pilkington and Lucy KNOX-KNIGHT; husband of Elaine KNOX-KNIGHT, Grey Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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