Thursday 1 April 2010

Private John Knight

Born on 5 or 15 August 1886 in London, England - husband of Lily Knight, Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Emily Knight, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 138 pounds; medium complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 11 May 1915 (number 410522) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 6 March 1918 - rejoined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Ottawa, Ontario, on 28 April 1919.

(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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