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Rupert Granville KNIGHT

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineering student
Address46 St. George's Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R Knight, 46 St. George's Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military service8th Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Able leadership, devotion to duty and personal courage, enabling construction of strong point to be effected. (East of Ypres 4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: "9 and 12 October 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name two spellings Granville and Grenville

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the construction of a strong point. To reach the point he had to lead his party a distance of 1,000 yards in the open from the position of assembly under heavy enemy barrage fire, and it was due to his dogged determination and able leadership that the strong point was correctly sited and an invaluable defence constructed. His action set a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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