condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Online Cenotaph

Lawrence Gordon Penrose Knight

-
  • Service number
    NZ413260 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Flight Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 302 Ferry Training Unit AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright
Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lawrence Gordon Penrose AWMM
  • Surname
    Knight AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ413260 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Eric S. Knight (father), Rata Street, Inglewood, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ413260 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›
  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally shot himself in the head AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›
  • Last rank
    Flight Sergeant AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 302 Ferry Training Unit AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Lawrence Knight was the son of Eric and Anita Knight of New Plymouth, Taranaki.

    He had served operationally with 502 and 58 Squadrons, RAF, prior to being posted to the 302 Ferry Training unit at Oban, Argylleshire, part of 17 group, for training on Catalina aircraft but his number of operations is unknown, except that he had flown 545 hours.

    He died in a shooting accident. He accidentally shot himself in the head with a revolver while on leave at Putney, London.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
Read more

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 December 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    London, England AWMM
  • Death notes
    London, England AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England AWMM
  • Grave reference
    2 B 1A AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

Roll of Honour

Remember Lawrence Gordon Penrose Knight by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Lawrence Gordon Penrose Knight

Leave a note

Contribute ›

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›