East Knoyle War Memorial

Frank William Knight

Surname: Knight
Other names: Frank William
Other people in this story:
William Thomas Knight
Sara Louisa Knight née Fell
Locations in this story:
Long Newnton, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Soissions Memorial, Aisne, Picardie, France
Wise Lane, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Hilmarton, Calne, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

Frank William Knight was born in 1896 in Long Newnton, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 3rd May, 1896. He was the son of William Thomas Knight, a Police Constable, and Sara Louisa Knight (née Fell). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living in Hilmarton, Calne, where his father was working as a policeman. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 12050). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was presumed killed in action on 30th May 1918 and his name appears on the Soissions Memorial, Aisne, Picardie, France. At the time of his death his parents were living at 72 Wise Lane, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.

  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives