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McKnight, James Taylor (1898–1918)

James Taylor McKnight, c 1916 unknown photographer

James Taylor McKnight, c 1916 unknown photographer

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

JAMES TAYLOR McKNIGHT was born on 5th June, 1898, at Weelarra, Young, the son of Mr. John Edwin and Mrs. Gertrude McKnight. He was educated a t the Stony Creek Lower Public School (where Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson was then teaching), and at the Young District School. He entered the Bank’s service a t The Rock on 22nd April, 1915, and was transferred to Tumut in the following July.

James Taylor McKnight enlisted in the A.I.F. and went into camp on 17th May, 1916, being then under eighteen years of age. He arrived in France in October, 1917, and was in action there, with the 5th Company, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, until 9th April, 1918, when a shell burst over him and three of his comrades who were unloading a limber. James Taylor McKnight and another were killed. He was buried at Boues in the Amiens district.

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'McKnight, James Taylor (1898–1918)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/mcknight-james-taylor-24350/text33091, accessed 28 October 2020.

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James Taylor McKnight, c 1916 unknown photographer

James Taylor McKnight, c 1916 unknown photographer

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour