Knight, Richard

Regimental Number: 51292
Rank: Private
Branch: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Richard was born on September 12, 1888 in Kirkby-in-Furness, Lancashire, England. He came to the Lake Saskatoon area as a young man and filed on a homestead at SW 14-71-8-W6. Richard worked as the postmaster there until he left in October of 1914 to enlist in the Canadian army. On May 8, 1915, he was part of a party carrying ammunition from Ypres to the trenches at Bellewaarde Woods. On the way, the party was subjected to shellfire and Richard was killed.

Sources: Lake Saskatoon Reflections p. 36; Along the Wapiti p. 407, 411