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Guy Cunninghame Knight (1866–1914)

Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Cunninghame Knight was born in 1866 and got his first commission in the Loyal North Lancashires in 1887. He was employed in 1898 with the Colonial forces in New South Wales, and in the South African War raised and commanded the 1st New South Wales Mounted Infantry Regiment. He took part in the actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Vet River, Zand River, and Wittebergen and Bothaville, and was slightly wounded in the operations in Cape Colony in 1900. He was mentioned in dispatches and gained his brevet as major and the Queen’s medal with five clasps. He subsequently served on the Staff in Malta and Egypt, and was D.A.A.G. in South Africa in 1909.

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'Knight, Guy Cunninghame (1866–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 July 2024.

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12 December, 1866


11 September, 1914 (aged 47)

Cause of Death

war wounds

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