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Archibald Roland (Roland) Knight (1891–1915)

TROOPER ROLAND KNIGHT (killed in action) was the only son of Mr. Archibald Knight of Power street Hawthorn. He was educated at the Ballarat College, and was the senior petty officer of the Ballarat Naval Cadets on the formation of that corps. The Ballarat Naval Cadets came into prominence subsequently by marching from Ballarat to Melbourne to take part in the demonstrations in connection with the arrival of the American fleet. During the last eight years he had been in the service of the E.S. and A. Bank, and was teller at the Canterbury branch at the outset of the war. He was a born sportsman, and universally popular for his manly character.

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'Knight, Archibald Roland (Roland) (1891–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Balaclava, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


7 November, 1915 (aged ~ 24)

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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