Leslie Frederick KNIGHT

KNIGHT, Leslie Frederick

Service Number: QX31322
Enlisted: 21 March 1942
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 9 March 1909
Home Town: Mossman, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Mossman, Queensland, Australia, 12 February 1972, aged 62 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mossman Lawn Cemetery, Queensland
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World War 2 Service

21 Mar 1942: Involvement Sergeant, SN QX31322
21 Mar 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN QX31322
21 Mar 1942: Enlisted
21 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN QX31322
22 Nov 1944: Discharged
22 Nov 1944: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN QX31322

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Leslie was the youngest of eleven children of Frederick Knight (born 1864 in Hampshire, England) and Alice Mary Alder (born 1866 in Brisbane, QLD). Fred was a Wheelwright's Apprentice when he arrived in Brisbane, QLD in 1883 on board the Waroonga. He was a Miner in 1889 when he married Alice in Brisbane, and they lived in Ipswich before moving to Gympie in QLD.

Leslie was working as a Labourer at Mossman in QLD in 1937 when he married Maria Jane Lopes (born 1914 in Mossman, QLD). Les enlisted in the Australian Army in March 1942 and was a Sergeant (Service No:QX31322/NX48048) attached to 163 Anti Aircraft Battery when he was Discharged in November 1944. Older brother Vivian George Knight (Service No:3385) served in WWI.

Returning to Mossman, QLD following his Discharge, Les worked as a Labourer until his death in 1972. Maria died in Mossman in 2007.