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Wilfred Victor Knight

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Private W Knight - of Waipori (served with the Australians).

Private W Knight - of Waipori (served with the Australians).

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Knight AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 710 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • WaiporiOtago Military Personnel File
    • 6 March 1890 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    6th March 1890 Public - Dale - Researcher - 3 November 2018 - Search of records in Junee, New South Wales, Australia, by members of the Junee Heritage Museum. Pte Knight holds a position on the the Junee's Roll of Honour as this was his Place of Association at the time of his enlistment in the Australian Imperial Forces on the 22nd of August 1914. It is noted that, in addition to being the 1st New Zealander to be killed at Gallipoli, he was also the first NSW Railwayman to be killed in WWI.
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Junee, NSW, Australia (Working as a Railway Fireman Public - Dale - Researcher - 3 November 2018 - Research of local records retained in the township of Junee, New South Wales where Pte Knight worked at the time of his enlistment.
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr Fred William Knight, Waiporo, Otago AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 710 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 22 August 1914 Military Personnel File
    Age 24 AWMM
    Locomotive fireman/Civilian Military Personnel File
    SydneyNew South Wales Military Personnel File
  • 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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  • Private W.V. Knight was reported to be the first New Zealand Casualty at Gallipoli notified to the New Zealand Government from Australia (Source: Military Personnel File) (Also this was reported in the Evening Star, Issue 16171, 20 July 1916, Page 6) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 Apr 1915-29 April 1915 Military Personnel File
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 October 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
03 November 2018DaleOLD JUNEEResearcher
04 September 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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