Knights/Knight, R F or F R
ROWLAND/ROLAND FERGUS/FURGUS or FERGUS ROLAND KNIGHTS
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 46-48 and 50.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 4 August 1915; and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Rowland’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Rowland in the Watford Illustrated dated 16 October 1915; also a Death announcement in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 16 October 1915; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 7 October 1916, 6 October 1917, 5 October 1918 and 4 October 1919.
Son of Percy/Percival Henry and Emma Lily (nee WRIGHT) KNIGHTS of Watford.
His parents married 10 November 1890 at St Botolph’s, Bishopsgate, London. Emma died 15 January 1947 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 18 January in North Watford Cemetery; Percival died 19 December 1949 in Luton, Beds, aged 87, and was buried 23 December, also in North Watford Cemetery.
Rowland was born 8 November 1894 in Reading, Berks, and baptised 3 April 1895 at St Luke’s, Reading. He attended Callowland Board School, Watford, from 1 January 1901 to 26 February 1909, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a clerk aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of death07/10/1915*
Age at death21
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)