Sidney Knight was born May 25,
1887 (or 1886 according to military records) in Bruce Mines, Ontario. In
he graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. Sc. in civil
He received his commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor on June 18,
He was also a Dominion Land Surveyor.
On March 1,
1916, he enlisted in World War I and assigned
to the 218th battalion as a private. He was transferred to the 8th
CRT in March
and seconded to the RAF in January
He was engaged in the defence of London as a scout pilot during three
raids on London in July and August
He was operated on for appendicitis in August
and finished the War with the rank of lieutenant.
Not much is known of Mr. Knight after the War except that he was living
in Detroit, Michigan when he informed the Alberta Land Surveyors’
Association of his service during the War.