Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (3406 Pte. J. Knight. Lincoln: Regt.),
Condition edge bruise, minor contact marks, very fine
John Ernest Knight was born at St. Stephens, Kent in 1870 and enlisted on 1 December 1892. Seeing service in the Straights Settlements and Malta he was later posted to Egypt to take part in the British re-conquest of the Sudan. Here he took part in the Battles of Atbara and Omdurman, doubtless being part of the frantic hand-to-hand fighting during the former affair, in which his unit played a major role.
Posted to India after the campaign ended in 1898, Knight was to remain there until late 1902 when he was posted to South Africa for service in the Anglo-Boer War. He was in theatre for a little less than two months, later posted back to Britain where he saw out the remaining year of his service. Joining the Army Reserve on 17 February 1903 he served until discharged finally on 30 November 1908.