Knight, Joseph

Joseph Knight was the husband of Mary Elizabeth McDermott (formerly Knight), 44 Milford St., Mold, and the son of Hannah Knight of Lane End, Buckley. 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. Joseph Knight married Mary Elizabeth Wilcock, at Buckley St. Matthew in 1909. In 1911, Joseph 27 working as a stonebreaker was living in Mancot with Elizabeth b Milford St Mold, and daughter Violet 1 day old. From newspaper accounts we know they had another child (possibly Sidney McD born 1915). Mary Elizabeth married James McDermott in 1919 and her address once again became Milford St (No. 44).

From the County Herald, Aug 24 1917

An Army chaplain has communicated with Mrs. Knight, wife of Private Joseph Knight, stating that her husband was wounded at the front in a recent engagement and has subsequently died in hospital. The deceased soldier was about 30 years of age. He leaves a widow and two children. Mrs. Knight is a sister of Miss Wilcox and Mrs. Evans, Bridge St., Mold. Before joining the Army over two years ago, the deceased soldier lived at Mynydd Isa and has been employed as a collier, and also as an ironworker


Joseph Knight is also commemorated on the Mold Memorial.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Buckley Memorial

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