Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Hugh Eric Coleraine Knight

Photo of Hugh Eric Coleraine Knight
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1906 - 1908.

Regiment: East Lancashire Regt.
Died: 11 April 1918 aged 26 in Belgium. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial P 5/6

Son of H. C. Knight, 1 Baron Grove, Mitcham. b. 1892.
Upper IV A—Upper Shell.
Great War, Captain 3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn. East Lancashire Regt., Special Reserve.

The below unit war diary describes in great detail the operations of the 11th April where Capt H E C Knight is among the list of 'Missing'. 10 other officers and over 200 other ranks were also casualties (ie over a quarter of the battalion).
Unit War Diary: WO 95/3061/1