Claude Leonard Knowles

Claude Leonard Knowles

Claude Leonard Knowles

Unit: NZEF, Canterbury Regiment, 1 Battalion

Conflict: WW1

Additional Details:

Son of the Rev. Walter Frank and Lizzie Knowles, of "Knowlholm," 61, Esplanade, New Brighton, North Beach, Christchurch. Native of Prebbleton, Canterbury.

Public Contributions:

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  • Service Number: 6/2683
  • First Name: Claude Leonard
  • Surname: Knowles
  • Rank: Private
  • Date of Birth: Not known
  • Next of Kin: Reverend W.F. Knowles (father), The Vicarage, Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Nationality of Force: New Zealand
  • Force: Army
  • Unit: NZEF, Canterbury Regiment, 1 Battalion

Casualty Details

  • Date of death: 12 October 1917
  • Age: 23
  • Conflict: WW1
  • Cause of Death:

    Died of wounds

Embarkation Details

  • Body of Embarkation: 6th Reinforcements
  • Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Embarkation Date: 14 August 1915
  • Transport: HMNZT 27
    HMNZT 28
  • Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
  • Destination: Suez, Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum


  • Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 2.
  • Country: Belgium