Wednesday 31 March 2010

Private Frederick Saunders Knight

Born on 3 November 1884 in Bridgestone, Barbados, British West Indies - brother of F.H. Knight, Bridgetown, British West Indies - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 21 January 1915 (number 410321) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - promoted to the rank of Corporal.

(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)

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