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Herbert Augustine Knight

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Portrait, signed herbert - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, signed herbert - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Augustine AWMM
  • Surname
    Knight AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1533 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 January 1895 AWMM DannevirkeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H.D. Knight (father), The Point, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1533 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Herbert Douglas and Ellen Knight, of Mokorua.

    Herbert Knight left New Zealand on 14 February 1915 with the 3rd Reinforcements of the Otago Infantry Regiment. He was shot by a sniper while burying a dead mule.

    Herbert Knight also lost two brothers in World War I. They were George Bernard Knight (8/1532) and William Douglas Knight (59920).

    "Left with the Third Reinforcements. Joining the Otago Battalion, he saw service in Egypt and during a considerable part of the Gallipoli campaign. After a hard day’s ammunition carrying in the trenches, on May 9th, 1915, near Cape Helles, he volunteered with a party to bury a mule, and while engaged in this duty was shot by a sniper and killed instantly. He was a Prefect, and in the Fifteen of 1912." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Walker's Ridge Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM Special Memorial 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Te Aroha First World War Memorial, Kenrick Street, Te Aroha. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I am seeking living relatives of Herbert KNIGHT to hand over a large photographic portrait of him as a small boy, taken about the turn of the century.
    Please click my name below to get in touch.
    Public - James - 3 March 2018
  • Dear Herbert, I will always be thinking about you. I hope that I will see you one day. thank you for giving your life to make New Zealand a peaceful country. Love Grace :)
    Public - Grace - Other relative - 30 October 2015
  • He went to at Wanganui Collegiate School
    Public - marcus - 27 March 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 399 AWMM
    • Croad, N. (1995). My Dear Home: The letters of three Knight brothers who gave their lives during WWI. Auckland, N.Z.: Nancy Croad. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM

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