|Place of birth||Kilkenny, Co. Donagh, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Father, John McKnight, Kilkenny Glantis PO, County Donegal, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served in the Royal Navy; discharged owing to leg troubles.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/38/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||21st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, Canal Zone, 3 February 1916 (pneumonia); transferred to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia; to Base, 11 February 1916; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 February 1916; discharged from hospital, 25 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 6 June 1916. Marched out from No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, to 6th Training Bn, Larkhill, 5 December 1916. Found guilty, 7 January 1917, of neglect of duty: awarded 5 days confined to camp.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; joined 21st Bn, 24 March 1917.
Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm and cheek: severe), and admitted to hospital (no details recorded); transferred to England, 19 May 1917, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 21 May 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 September 1917. Discharged from hospital, 28 September 1917, and granted furlough to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 October 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Themistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 31 December 1917; discharged, 12 February 1918 (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left arm and left thigh).
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal~
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McKNIGHT Edward|