Knight, Joseph

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Knight, Joseph

Regiment/Catrawd: 16th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 19530

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Dozinghem Military Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: II.G.12

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Belgium

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals

Date of Death: 4th August 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died of wound 4th August 1917 aged 34 yrs

He was born in 1884 in Buckley. The 1901 census lists him living in Buckley in Brook St, Lane End. He was a 17 year old coal miner – a waggoner, working below ground. He was a single man living with his widowed mother Hannah, 39 yrs and his two sisters  Elizabeth 12 and Selina 11.

In the 1911 census we find him living in Mancot a 27 year old stonebreaker. He was married to Mary Elizabeth and they had a one day old daughter, Violet. Mary Elizabeth was a Mold girl having been born in Milford Street.

Some time after Joseph’s death, Mary Elizabeth remarried and her name became Mary Elizabeth McDermott and her address once again became Milford St (No. 44).

 

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Joseph Knight’s grave at Dozinghem Cemetery. Photographed on beautiful autumn day 7th October 2013. Dozingham was a cemetery built close to a casualty clearing station near Ypres.Visit by Eifion and Viv Williams

 

Dozingham Cemetery

Dozinghem Cemetery 7th October 2013. There is another Flintshire soldier buried here. He is Edwin Wolverson of Connah’s Quay/Shotton.

This soldier is also named on the Buckley Memorial.