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Edward Lewin Knight

In memory of:

Major Edward Lewin Knight

September 26, 1916

Military Service


Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

Commanding Eatons Motor Battery

Additional Information


Born:

April 23, 1882
Collingwood, Simcoe County, Ontario

Enlistment:

February 24, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Alfred and Katherine Knight. Husband of Margaret Allan Knight of Durham, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 114 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. G. 18.

Location:

Albert is in the Department of the Somme. The BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-east of town on the right-hand side of the main road, D929, to Bapaume.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of EDWARD LEWIN KNIGHT– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Burial of Major Edward Knight– Original photo, showing the burial of Major Knight of the Eatons Machine Gun Battery, at the Somme in Sept, 1916.  (Photo from donors collection).
  • Detail from photo– Detail from photo showing the burial of Major Knight.
  • Photo of Edward Lewin Knight
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Original newspaper photo showing the burial of Major Knight with the GV Memorial Cross awarded to his mother after his death.
  • Memorial Cross– Reverse view of Memorial Cross
  • Document– Excerpt from the War Diary detailing the death of Major Knight on September 26, 1916.
  • Grave marker

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