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Sgt Arthur George Knight
Birth: Jun. 26, 1886
Death: Sep. 3, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Haywards Heath, England, he worked as a carpenter in Saskatchewan, Canada, at the advent of World War I when in enlisted in the Canadian Army. He served as a Sergeant in the 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. On September 2, 1918 at Villers-les-Cagnicourt, France, Sergeant Knight was leading a bombing section forward on a German positions. When the section was held up, he went forward alone, killing several enemy machine gunners and trench mortar crews with his bayonet. The enemy was forced to retire, when Sergeant Knight brought forward a Lewis Gun crew and directed fire on the retreating enemy. When his platoon went in pursuit of the survivors, Sergeant Knight observed thirty enemy soldiers descend into a tunnel. He once again went forward alone, killing an officer and taking twenty-two Germans prisoner. He routed yet another party of enemy troops, was eventually fatally wounded and died. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on November 12, 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Dominion Cemetery
Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: I.F.15.
 
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Record added: Nov 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9760923
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Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 15, 2013
Just saw your VC in Calgary... I am amazed and grateful.
- The Shadow
 Added: Nov. 29, 2012

- Milou
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
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