Other names: Frank William
Locations in this story: Long Newnton, WiltshireFrance & FlandersSoissions Memorial, Aisne, Picardie, FranceWise Lane, East Knoyle, WiltshireHilmarton, Calne, WiltshireDevizes, Wiltshire
Story: 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.