1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Charles Knight

Contributed by: Rita Moffat, on 2008-11-16

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Rank
First Name Charles
Surname Knight
Year of Birth 1877
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Royal Engineers
Place of Wartime Residence Birmingham, West Midlands

Charles's Story

Charles was 37 years when he volunteered at the beginning of WW1. He died in action in Sept 1915. He is listed at Loos memorial in France but I do not know if he has a grave or not. There is a rather macabre family story that he took several steps after losing his head and that the soldier next to him didn't realise and was talking to him. His brother, William, was also fighting in France but he returned from the war although he died in his 50's as a result of being gassed.

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