10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/02/1917 (Killed in Action)
Thomas McKnight was the son of Joan and Matilda McKnight. He was born on 22nd August 1888 in Tullyinksay, near Magherafelt. His father was a farmer. By 1911, his father had died and the family had moved to Belfast. Thomas was working as a shop assistant in a jewellery shop. 2nd Lieutenant Tom McKnight was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Wednesday 21st February 1917. He was 28 years old.
Berks Cemetery Extension is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen, Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.