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Sydney Herbert Knight

Sydney Knight with wife Joy and fifth born child Wendy

Sydney Knight

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sydney Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Knight AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 21795 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    18 October 1917 Public - Wendy - Child - 8 April 2018 - Family records
  • Place of birth
    Pirongia, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand Public - Wendy - Child - 8 April 2018 - Family records
  • Birth notes
    Syd was the 6th child of 12 born to Arthur Horace Knight (Clinch) and Lavinia C. McArthur Harris. Public - Wendy - Child - 8 April 2018 - Family records
  • Address before enlistment
    • Kawhia, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tanui Street, Kawhia, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand Public - Wendy - Child - 8 April 2018 - Family records
  • Post war occupation
    Carpenter Public - Wendy - Child - 8 April 2018 - Family records
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs L.C. Knight (mother), Kawhia, New Zealand AWMM
    • Lavinia Caroline Knight, his mother Public - Wendy - Child - 8 April 2018 - Family records
  • Relationship status
    • Single AWMM
    • Single Public - Wendy - Child - 8 April 2018 - Family records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 21795 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    AWMM
  • 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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  • Husband of Joy; father of Brett, Judy, Terry, Ainsley, Dennis, Wendy, John, Paul and Richard

    POW in Greece. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 June 2008 AWMM
    Age 90 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Maunu Cemetery, Cemetery Road off State Highway 14, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Maunu park Plot 3080 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 11 June 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 2: WW2 104 AWMM

Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
08 April 2018WendyWhangareiChild
03 March 2018Lindsay paulWhangarei new Zealand Other relative
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