Thursday 18 October 2012

Private Charles Albert Knight

Born on 5 February 1884 in Sydney, Australia - husband of Mary Ann Knight, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as teamster; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 775985) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - died on 10 April 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (grave IV.A.3), France.

(Update with an image of Pte Knight's headstone in Cabaret-Rouge Cemetery that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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