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Online mack

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captain knight VC
« on: June 27, 2019, 07:43:59 PM »
I read something on the net that captain knights grandson wrote,he said his grandfather was wounded on the somme in 1916,and won more gallantry medals,i wasn't aware that capt knight had gone overseas with his battalion.he was commander of A.coy.20th manchesters,until capt sayce took command in early 1916
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Re: captain knight VC
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 08:47:58 AM »
Mack,
You probably already know that he relinquished his Commission as of 10th Oct 1915. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29361/supplement/11141

Family hearsay?

Charlie

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Re: captain knight VC
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 10:20:12 AM »
Hi Mack

He was covered at this link.

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=2920.0

Robert did a very in depth write up about him and had contact with his grandson
but no mention that I can see of any awards at the Somme.

From Robert's info.

On 9th January 1916 after re-enlisting once again, he embarked with the 1/14th Battalion London Scottish for France and the Western Front. Two months later he was appointed Lance Corporal and promoted Corporal on 28th March, a rank which he had last held some twenty-seven years earlier. He was wounded in his left leg on 22nd June 1916 at Gommecourt in the Somme.  Repatriated to England on 27th June and medically discharged from the army on 15th March 1917

Neil

There is a bit about him here by his grandson

https://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/a-humble-war-hero-and-vc-holder-1-4010675


I have got a photo of his medals from the Museum in Liverpool I'll see if I can find it.
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Re: captain knight VC
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 10:44:21 AM »
it always bugs me when members don't use our forums search engine before they make a post,ive just made a prick out of myself for doing the same thing,thanks guys,maybe next time I will pay attantion :) :)he was quite a soldier

mack

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Re: captain knight VC
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 10:58:46 AM »
Mack

Just remember in 12 years of this forum,

63,327 Posts in 8,967 Topics by 754 Members.

We can't remember everything :)

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Re: captain knight VC
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 01:01:53 PM »
neil.
ime a moderator,i should remember all the posts on the forum,ive no excuses ;) :)

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Re: captain knight VC
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2019, 01:52:51 PM »

As noted on this forum in the past,  there can be rivalry sometimes by regiments "claiming" Victoria Cross winners.    In my Register of VC winners, Captain Knight is wearing the cap badge of the Manchesters.    No doubt in this case, the King's Liverpools' "claim" would be a legitimate one.   PhilipG.

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Re: captain knight VC
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2019, 02:52:13 PM »
I seem to remember a VC winners family from Liverpool,who took back their ancestors VC because of the Liverpool regts amalgamation with the manchesters.


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Re: captain knight VC
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 07:49:06 AM »
Mack,

That would be in 1958, the regiment being redesignated again in 1969.   PhilipG.