- Sidney Bon Robert Knight was a son of William Albert and Laura
Knight. He was married to Joyce Annie Jarvis Knight of East Dulwich,
London. He served with the 1st Special Air Service Regiment and later
made the transfer to the Parachute Regiment, where he served with the
Intelligence Section at Battalion Headquarters, 11th Battalion.
- The authors of the book 'Arnhem Their Final Battle' (Gerrit Pijpers
and David Truesdale) wrote about Sidney Bon Robert Knight on pages 105
and 106. They quote private John Bosley of the Intelligence Section,
Headquarters Company, 11th Battalion: 'This morning I was together
with RQMS Dave Morris and others from my Battalion in the house at the
Weverstraat opposite the Church. Acting Sergeant Sidney B.R. 'Rocky'
Knight came to the house and ordered me and others to go with him.
Sergeant Knight was a tough character, strict, but a real leader. He
took over command of the Intelligence Section after Sergeant Mike Elliot
was killed on the drop on the Ginkel Heath. We patrolled and searched an
area towards the railway line to Nijmegen, attracting a lot of enemy
fire. I dived into a ditch that was partly filled with water and got
quite wet. During the afternoon Sergeant Knight took us again on patrol
to an area a few hundred yards west of the Church.'
- According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Knight is known to have
been killed at the time of the withdrawal over the Rhine in Oosterbeek
in the night of 25/26 september 1944.
- Knight has no known grave. His name is on panel 8 of the
Groesbeek Memorial, which commemorates by name more than 1000 soldiers
who died during te campaign in north-west Europe between the time of
crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in
Europe, and whose graves are not known.