CEF Award Detail

Sergeant Arthur George Knight

Victoria Cross

Regimental Number:
426402
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Unit:
10th Battalion
Enlistment Date:
December 19, 1914
Date of Birth:
June 26, 1886
Date of Death:
September 3, 1918
Action:
Villers-les-Cagnicourt, France
Date of Award:
September 2, 1918
Citation:
Date of Citation:
Citation Source:
Award exists:
Yes
Award location:
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Award comments:
Soldier Notes:
Native of Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, born 26 June 1886. Son of Edward Henry Knight of Mead Vale, Red Hill, England. Sgt Knight lived and worked as a carpenter at Regina, Saskatchewan before the war. He attested at Regina on 19 December 1914. A plaque has been erected at his former residence 1843 Rae St. It is attached to an older apartment block. Two streets have been named in his honour, Knight and Sussex Crescents which are located in Coventry Park, a subdivision in west central Regina that was developed just after the Second World War. Coventry Park was named for the English cathedral city that took such a blasting from German bombers.

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