For King and Country

Person Details

KNIGHT, Peter Leo

Memorials

Name: Eton - WW1 (2) High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7955
RBWM Ref: WM238
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Place of birth: Ashford, Kent
A.K.A: Tom   KNIGHTON
Gender: Male
Date of death: 23/10/1915
Place of death: Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece
Manner of death: Died at sea
Age at death: 27
CWGC Ref: 1647918
TWGPP Ref: 3854028
Address: 108 High Street, Cheriton, Kent
Address: 4 Meadow Lane Eton

Military details

Joined: Enlisted-Folkestone
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 30958

Relatives

Mother J KNIGHT
Wife Ellen Eliza KNIGHT (nee SABLE)

Additional information

Peter was aboard His Majesty's Troopship Marquette which was torpedoed and sunk by U35, a top scoring submarine at 9.15am on the 23rd October 1915, 57.5 kilometres south from Salonika Bay. She sank within 13 minutes of the attack. A legitimate target, she was carrying the 29th Division Ammunition Column and the New Zealand Stationary Hospital. He served as Tom KNIGHTON, but his headstone is for Peter Leo KNIGHT.
Peter was married in Eton District, September 1911

Resources

Biography
Summary: HT Marquette
Information on the HT Marquette and her role in WW1.

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