Donald Erskine KNIGHT

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KNIGHT, Donald Erskine

Service Number: 2762
Enlisted: 4 March 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia , 8 March 1918
Home Town: Newstead, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Libya, 13 December 1941, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Local Roll of Honour- Launceston Tasmania Australia
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 2762
4 Mar 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Air Cadet, SN 2762
1 Jul 1941: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
2 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 2762, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Knight 2762 in Tomahawk AN285 of 3SQN was killed when his aircraft was shot down 50 miles south of Gazala - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt