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John James Knight was born in Redruth, England and was a Quarryman by trade when he enlisted in Ballarat with the 23rd Battalion, A Company on 11 February 1915 at the age of 32. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915.
On the infamous night of July 19th 1916 he was wounded in action at Fromelles, suffering gunshot wounds to the knee, wrist and thigh. A week later he was transferred to hospital in England. It was ultimately decided he should return to Australia, which he did aboard the Ulysses. He reached Melbourne on April 4th 1917 and was soon after discharged æmedically unfit'.
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