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Reginald Albert Knight

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Knight AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Reg AWMM
  • Service number
    35687 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 July 1918 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 June 1940 AWMM 60 Queens Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.P.N. Knight (wife), 20 Milverton Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    3 months at Trentham AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Jun 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Suspected malaria but turned out to be OK AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to hospital in Helwan AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Knight enlisted in June 1940 and entered camp in October or November 1940

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. When the Nieuw Amsterdam embarked at Wellington for Egypt on 1 February 1941 it had on board the Third section of the 4th Reinforcements of 2NZEF (181 officers and 3559 other ranks). This included the 8 Field Company, 18 Army Troops Company, 21 Mechanical Equipment Company, 36 Survey Battery and 3 General Hospital. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    3 March 2012 AWMM
    Age 93 AWMM
    Three KingsAuckland City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Niche Wall B - Side 1 Row B Plot 2 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 March 2012 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium records
    http://www.purewa.co.nz/search.asp
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 259 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 March 2012 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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