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Place of Birth: Earby, Yorkshire
Service No: 29465
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-13
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: X. H. 20.
CWGC Cemetery: DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
James Knight was the son of George and Eliza Knight, née Garnett and the brother of Private 2nd Class Christopher Knight (307360) (q.v.). Their father was born at Airton and mother at Carleton-in-Craven, Yorkshire. James and Christopher were cousins of Private Henry Knight (240483) (q.v.); Private James Knight (19084), 1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, k. in a., 1 July 1916; Private Fred Knight (19083), 2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, k. in a., 23 November 1917.
1901 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 33, Albert Street - James Knight, aged 3 years, born Thornton [Thornton-in-Craven Parish], Yorkshire, son of George and Eliza Knight.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: 33, Albert Street - James Knight, aged 13 years, born Earby, son of George and Eliza Knight.
James joined the 10th (Service) Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in 1914. He was under age and was released from the army (see 'West Yorkshire Pioneer' of 23 October 1914 and 7 September 1917).
The British Army Service Record for James Knight (29465) exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James Knight, 29465, W. Rid. R. D. of W. 13.10.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte James Knight, 29465, 2 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 13.10.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte James Knight, 29465, 2nd Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 13.10.17. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Eliza. £6 10s. 11d.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
KNIGHT, James, aged 19, West Riding Regiment, 33, Albert Street, [Earby], died of wounds Oct. 13, 1917.
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Private James KNIGHT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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