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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Hugh Havelock KNIGHT

Born 1902 in Beverley, Western Australia [15]
Son of Peter KNIGHT and Margaret CAMPBELL [15]
In 1918 he was working as a Labourer and living with his parents on Worth Street in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Perth on 2 November 1918[30: item 7374138]
     He enlisted at the age of 16 with a Statutory Declaration signed by his mother that he was born on 17 December 1899 [30]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 4½ inches tall, weighed 125 pounds and had brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion [30]
     Began training but was discharged from the A.I.F. on 24 December 1918 owing to the "cessation of hostilities" [30]
Wood Turner in Holyoake north east of Dwellingup in 1925 [50]
Married Susanah Kathleen VOSS in Perth in 1927 [66]
Before working as a Builder in Three Springs he had been a Carpenter in Canna [19]
Builder in Three Springs 1941-1962 [6] [19]
Advertised his business in the schedule of the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1948 [262]
     "H. H. Knight; Building Contractor and Undertaker; All Classes of Building Material; Estimates Given Free! " [262]
     "Stocked - Stoves, Bath Heaters, Builder's Hardware, Paints, Roofing Materials, Naco Louvers, Galvanised [262]
      Water Pipes Cut and Screwed to order, All Classes of Glass Cut to size" [262]
     "For Monumental Work and Floral Tributes consult H. H. Knight, Funeral Director" [262]
     "Telephone 253 - Three Springs - Telephone 253" [262]
In 1952 was the proprietor of a hardware store in Three Springs [4: 10-May-1952]
     Seller of all classes of builders' hardware, septic systems, pipe fittings, paints, wall tiles, rails, basins and bathroom fittings [4]
     Executed all classes of monumental work promptly and efficiently [4]
Undertaker for a large number of the burials at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs between 1941 and 1953 [24]
Also the undertaker for a number of burials at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah between 1942 and 1952 [1]
Financial Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1947 [262]
Speaker at the Valedictory Social for stationmaster Herbert E. REYNOLDS in Three Springs during November 1949 [4: 19-Nov-1949]
Later resided in Beach Road in the coastal town of Port Denison [19]
Died 26 March 1971; buried at the Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia [26]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hugh Havelock Knight' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 October 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/hugh-havelock-knight [sources]




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