Remembered with honour Fryerning Cemetery.
He enlisted in Holborn, London, and was formerly Private 15889 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 1 April 1915, and died at the General Hospital, Glasgow. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Rosetta (nee JOHNSON) KNIGHT of Ingatestone, Essex, and the late William KNIGHT.
His parents married 25 December 1880 at St Christopher’s, Willingale Doe, Essex. William died 1910 in the Chelmsford, Essex, district aged 56; Rosetta died 1940 in the Chelmsford district aged 80.
James was born 1895 in Ingatestone, and resided in Ingatestone.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Ingatestone, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a milkman on a farm aged 15, he still lived in Ingatestone, with his widowed mother and two siblings.
Service number58800 or 58806
Unit13th (T.W.) Battalion
Date of death16/10/1918
Age at death22
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)