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Eric KNIGHT

Born:May 7 1894 In:
Died:Sep 20 1974 (at age 80)In:
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Immediate family

Zillah Kathleen KNIGHT (born FAIRBRIDGE)
His wife
Shirly SAMPSON (born KNIGHT)
His daughter
<Private> DAY (born KNIGHT)
His child
<Private> KNIGHT, Prof
His child
George Luke KNIGHT
His father
Plantevina KNIGHT (born LAWRIE)
His mother

Biography

Eric Knight bought a property on Jan Smuts Avenue on which he built the house where he and Zillah lived. Certain Lot Marked No 550 situate on Jan Smuts Avenue that portion known as Parktown North of t

he Freehold farm Braamfontain No 11. District Johannesburg. Registration Title No. 10880/1903 dated 18 November 1903.Deed of transfer 16912/1920 dated 13/11/1920. Now identified as 229 Jan Smuts A

ve. 100 X 257 Cape feet 103,33 X 266 Eng. feet. In 1928 they moved to 34 Seventh Avenue Parktown North. On the empty stand next door, which was bought at the same time a house was built and occup

ied by Plantevina Knight Nora Knight and Arthur Knight. In 1935 the family moved to 27 Forest Road Bramley. In about 1949 After Ken and Joy had married and left home Eric and Zillah moved to Tregonnin

g Street Linksfield, moving from there in 1954 to Atholl Oaklands Elton Hill. Eric died there in 1974. The list of S A Newspapers 1800 - 1982 gives details of the weekly Newspaper Edited and Published

by Eric Knight. It was called Northern News. Vol 1. No. 1 Published in May 1932 and Vol. 1 No. 7 published on 18th June 1932. In the 1914 1918 war Eric served as a paymaster clerk in the First Trans

vaal Scottish rising to the rank of Paymaster Staff Sergeant, he spent a small amount of time in South West Africa where portions of the regiment were sent to fight the Germans and then was sent Germa

n East Africa as Acting Sergeant Major. Passing through Durban where he met Zillah who was serving in the canteen at Central Methodist Church. The church ran servicemen refreshment canteens throughout

both world wars. In the 1939 1945 war Eric served as a Civic Guardsman. These guardsmen policed urban areas to relieve policemen for fighting duties.

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