Monday, 9 December 2013
Thomas Patrick Knight 1882-1915
1876 in Bewsey, Williamstown, Co. Mayo (Soldiers Died in Great War) or 1883 in Cork (De Ruvignys Roll of Honour) or 1882 Warrington, Lancashire (1911 census)
John Knight - Foreman at a Steel Works
Catherine (nee Curnes, daughter of John Curnes)
Position in family: The eldest son
Home address, age and occupation:
1901: (Serving in South Africa)
1911: 44 Creswell Street, Pogmoor, Barnsley Coal Miner Hewer
1914: Day's Croft, Monk Bretton Coal Miner
Marriage: Thomas was married to Minnie (daughter of Joseph and Martha Ann Youel) on 27 October 1910 in Barnsley (9c 452)
1. Honor Knight born 11 August 1911
2. John Thomas Patrick Knight born 26 June 1913
3. Minnie Knight born 15 August 1914
Previous Service: South African War 1899-1902 with the 1st King's Shropshire Light Infantry (Awarded Queen's South Africa Medal)
Enlisted: 4 Aug 1914 at the age of ? years
Regiment and Battalion: King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1st Battalion
Service number and rank: 6532 Corporal
Awards: DCM - for conspicuous gallantry and initiative on 9th August, 1915, at Hooge, when he reconnoitred portions of the position when first reached, and rendered great assistance to his Officers in organising the section of the line taken. He displayed great bravery and coolness, and set a fine example to the men with him of devotion to duty. (London Gazette 15 September 1915)
Personal information: *unknown*
Death: 17/09/1915 at the age of 39 years (CWGC)
Buried at: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium, about 12km west of Ypres.
Grave Reference: III. A. 28A.
Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Husband of Minnie Knight, of 55, Cresswell St., Pogmoor, Barnsley.
Memorial tablet in St Paul's Church Monk Bretton
Memorial book in St Paul's Church, Monk Bretton
War Memorial, Cross Street, Monk Bretton
Minnie remarried in 1916 to William H Wilson and went on to have five further daughters.