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Charles Richard Knights

In memory of:

Corporal Charles Richard Knights

October 26, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

228225

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

December 15, 1891
England

Son of Richard and Annie Mary Knights, of Calgary, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 269 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXX. C. 21.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– The Calgary Daily Herald November 27, 1917
  • Newspaper clipping– The Calgary Daily Herald November 27, 1917
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker

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