Mervyn Digby KNIGHT MC

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KNIGHT, Mervyn Digby

Service Numbers: 129, Commissioned Officer
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, A Squadron original
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bristol, England, 1891
Home Town: St Kilda, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Le Hamel, Valle de Somme, France, 6 July 1918
Cemetery: Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 12 Aged 27
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 129, 4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron original
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 129, 4th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
15 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 129, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Jul 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 2nd ANZAC Corps Mounted Regiment (XXII Corps)
2 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion
7 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 60th Infantry Battalion
13 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 60th Infantry Battalion
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Commissioned Officer, 60th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
31 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Cross, Polygon Wood, Date of recommendation 30 Sep 1917
25 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Commissioned Officer, 60th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux
6 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Commissioned Officer, 60th Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
30 Jul 2019: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Commissioned Officer, 60th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Mervyn Digby KNIGHT was born in Bristol, England in 1891

His parents were Henry KNIGHT & Sarah Jane RYNHART