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Archibald Roland (Roland) Knight (1891–1915)


From Power Street, Hawthorn,  he worked for the ES & A Bank before joining the 8th Light Horse. He was one of three MCC members killed in the charge at The Nek on August 7, 1915. He is commemorated at the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. A notice in The Argus described him as "The staunchest pal that ever lived. He died, as he lived, playing the game".

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'Knight, Archibald Roland (Roland) (1891–1915)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 June 2024.

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Balaclava, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


7 November, 1915 (aged ~ 24)

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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