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Hector Jasper McKnight

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hector Jasper AWMM
  • Surname
    McKnight AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3200 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1888 BDM, Births Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 7 October 1915 AWMM Bannan Farm, Pennant Hills, New South Wales AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Miss N. McKnight care or Mrs Page, 6 Constitution Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 October 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3200 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      'At 2 a.m. on the 24th April, 1918, a fire broke out in the ammunition dump of the 5th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column at VECQUEMONT, caused by a hostile shell bursting in the vicinity. Acting Bombardier McKNIGHT was in charge of the guard on this dump and immediately on the outbreak o the fire, he rushed the fire picquet and together with Corporal McGAHAN rushed to the fire. This N.C.O. entirely regardless of personal danger, immediately proceeded to isolate the burning ammunition and to put out the fire. His promptitude in arousing the picquet and his entire disregard of personal danger in putting out the fire was largely responsible for saving a large dump of ammunition and preventing a very serious loss of life.' - 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1- 02/01/1919 AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Kate Edward and Andrew Thomas McKnight. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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