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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Captain Arthur Gerald Knight ’13

Died: December 20, 1916

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Lieut. A. J. Knight, reported missing, now presumed killed, who has previously received the Military Cross, was awarded the D.S.O for leading four areoplanes against eighteen hostile machines of which five were driven down and the rest dispersed.

 College Times (Summer 1917) pg. 22

The son of Arthur Cecil Knight, Arthur Gerald Knight was studying Applied Science at the Upper Canada College when he was appointed to the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. On 28 October 1916, Knight and Alfred McKay were on patrol over the Somme when they were attacked by Oswald Boelcke. In the ensuing battle, Boelcke was killed when his Albatros collided with that of Erwin Böhme. Two months later, Knight was killed when his D.H.2 was shot down by an Albatros D.II flown by Manfred von Richthofen. Knight was the Red Baron’s 13th victim.

The Areodrome – Arthur Gerald Knight

 

More information about Captain Arthur Gerald Knight ’13 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada At War