William Martin Knight
|Date of Birth||unknown|
|Place of Birth||Hereford, England|
|Death||19 Jan 1934|
|Place of Death||'Cal Lal' Wentworth, New South Wales|
|Age at Enlistment||48 years, 2 months|
|Description||5'4" (1.63m) tall; weight 120 lbs (54.4 kg); dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife Mrs Nora Knight|
|Date of Enlistment||28 May 1917 - 22 Aug 1917|
|Date of Embarkation||Did not leave Australia|
Kelmscott War Memorial|
Roleystone Honour Board
Electoral Roll entries - 1903 a miner at Harris's Gold Mine Lawlers; 1910 boundary rider in Yalgoo, later in the year an inspector with the Rabbit Department in Burracoppin; 1916 - 1918 at 'Gertie Dale' Roleystone, carrier
Enlisted in Perth giving his address as Roleystone.
After being allocated to the Tunnellers three weeks later, he was sent to Seymour camp in Victoria for specialist training. There he was found to be medically unfit for the work and was discharged after serving for only 87 days.
Discharged in Victoria - over age. His wife's address was also in Victoria.
Electoral Roll entries - 1930 Rufus Poultry Farm, Wentworth, carrier.
The Coroner's report dated 21 Jan 1934 into his death declared it to be asphyxia by drowning; wilfully caused by casting himself into the Rufes River at Wentworth. His age was listed as 72 years, 9 months and incorrectly reports him having been born in Queensland. His cash at time of death was estimated at £35, later his estate was valued at £60.
At time of enlistment he also recorded his occupation as miner, and address as Kelmscott.
- Nerw South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coronor's Inquests, 1821 - 1937 for William Martin Knight Registers of Coroner's Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries, 1834-1942 . 1934-1940
- New South Wales, Australia, Index to Deceased Estate Files, 1859 - 1958 for William Martin Knight "Pre A" Series (1923-1939) . Kennedy J - Leigh E