Fred Knight (c.1894-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

KNIGHT, FRED. Lance Corporal. No 34666. 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Almondbury. Son of George and Emma Knight, 5 Westgate, Almondbury. Employed by his father in the family greengrocery business. Enlisted May 1916. Embarked for France on 26.10.1916. He was leaving the trenches for home leave when he was killed by a sniper on 19.10.1917, aged 23 years. Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS (TRANSPORT FARM) BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row F, Grave 25.
ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission