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Dulwich College Roll of Honour
LANCE-CORPORAL MURRAY WILLIAM SINCLAIR
KNIGHT (1936-1939). 11th Hussars, Armoured Car
Reconnaissance Regt.
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Born May 6, 1923. He was the younger
brother of L.
S.
Knight (O.A.) and on leav–
ing Dulwich entered the service of the
Midland Bank Ltd., and also joined the
Home Guard. On being called up in April
1942 he joined the R.A.C., trained at Tid–
worth and Barnard Castle, before proceed–
ing overseas, via Durban to Cairo, where
h e completed his training as a gunner and
wireless operator. He was then posted to
the IIth Hussars in the latter stages of the
8th Army advance in North Africa in 1943.
He landed at Salerno with his regiment and
served in Italy until December 1943, when
the regiment returned to England to train
for the campaign in Europe. He landed in
Normandy shortly after D-Day and whilst
carrying out a reconnaissance in front of
M. W. S. KNIGHT.
the 1st Canadian Army sector on the outskirts of the village of Ga.ille–
fontaine, N.W. of Amiens, he was killed in action on August 3
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1944.
LIEUTENANT ALBERT GARIBALDI WALTER
KNOW–
LAND (1923-1928). Royal Artillery.
Born May 19, 1910. He was the eldest of
five brothers at Dulwich all of whom
served in the Forces, and a boarder in
Ivyholme. He was in the First XI for three
years and also a member of the First XV,
and played cricket for the Young Amateurs
of Surrey in 1928. After leaving he was
associated with commercial advertising, but ,
left that to take up further studies at
London University in journalism, and
became a free-lance journalist and an
author. He joined the Army in 1940 serving
in the Chemical Warfare branch of the
Royal Engineers. After training at an
O.C.T.U. near Swindon he was com-
missioned in October 1941 in the Royal
A.
G.
W. KNOWLAND.
Artillery, later becoming a gunnery in-
structor. He passed away on February 20,
1945, after an operation. He married, in 1940, Irma, daughter of
P. Nixon Smith, of Worcester Park, Surrey, and is survived by his
widow.
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