James KNIGHT

KNIGHT, James

Service Numbers: 50079, V15178
Enlisted: 13 August 1917, Enlisted under age true date of birth by Statutory Declaration in 1962 being 19 February 1900
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17 Garrison Battalion (Vic)
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 9 February 1900
Home Town: East Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: East Geelong State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 50079, 1st to 17th (VIC) Reinforcements, Enlisted under age true date of birth by Statutory Declaration in 1962 being 19 February 1900
21 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, 50079, 1st to 17th (VIC) Reinforcements
21 Mar 1918: Embarked Private, 50079, 1st to 17th (VIC) Reinforcements, HMAT Persic, Sydney
31 May 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 21st Infantry Battalion, Allocated to reinforce 21st Battalion from 5th Training Battalion UK
26 Aug 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 21st Infantry Battalion, Taken on Strength of 21st Battalion in the field France
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 50079, 21st Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
5 Oct 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 50079, 21st Infantry Battalion, Montbrehain, Gunshot wound left Knee joint Evacuated to England 5th General Hospital Lambeth for treatment and convalescence
6 Feb 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Detention Barracks, Sentenced to penal servitude for 21 days. Three counts of AWOL 50 days loss of pay APM London
12 Mar 1920: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 50079, 21st Infantry Battalion, RTA 3MD Melbourne medically unfit On HT Ceramic
30 May 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 50079, 21st Infantry Battalion, Discharged 3MD Melbourne medically unfit GSW left knee joint

World War 2 Service

28 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, V15178
29 May 1941: Transferred Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, 17 Garrison Battalion (Vic), Posted as Guard to Murchison POW Group (Camp)
27 Oct 1942: Transferred Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, 17 Garrison Battalion (Vic), Transferred to Australian Army Catering Corps as Grade II Cook Attached to Murchison POW Group
7 Dec 1943: Transferred Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, 23 Garrison Battalion (VIC) , Transferred to 23 Garrison Bn ex 17 Garrison Bn for Duty
6 Apr 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, V15178, 17 Garrison Battalion (Vic), Discharged 3MD Melbourne Ex Murchison POW Group CARO dated 1962 Note: served as 50079 Private 21st Battalion AIF

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