Saturday, May 23, 2015

Lance Corporal John Luther Knight, 4th East Surrey Regt

In October 1918, Chailey Parish Magazine records a Corporal J L Knight serving with the 4th East Surrey Regiment.  This information is repeated up to and including July 1919. 

J L Knight is probably John Luther Knight who appears on the 1901 census England and Wales, living with his parents at Chailey.  The household at Longridge Farm, North  Chailey comprised William Knight (head, a farmer/employer aged 29) and his wife Naomi Mary (aged 31).  Children living with them are noted as: William Phelps Knight (aged five), John Luther (aged two), Naomi Mary (aged one) and Edward Jesse (aged two months). 

There is no medal index card that I found for John Luther Knight but there are a number of East Surrey men by the name of John Knight and this avenue requires further research.

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