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Submitted by Neal Lofthouse
Who Was Who 1951-1960
Captain Charles William Robert Knight, M.C., F.R.P.S, F.Z.S.
Explorer, Author, Photographer, Lecturer
Born Sevenoaks, Kent, 25 Jan. 1884
3rd son of Charles John and Emily Knight
Married 1924, Eva Olive Margaret Bennet (died 1926)
[Jean, the animal trainer on Gone to Earth (1950)]
Education: Sevenoaks School.
Devotee of Natural History generally
Pioneer of Photogtraphy of birds and animals inhabiting tall trees
Later producer of films: Wild Life in the Tree-Tops
The Filming of the Golden Eagle, Sea Hawks, etc
Many publications on Falconry
Selected as Sniper for 1st Batt. H.A.C., 1914
Captain Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt., 1915-19
Proceeded U.S.A. with British Military Mission, 1917
Now Lecturer Great Britain, Canada, United States
Leader of National Geographic Society's Expedition to South Africa, 1937.
- Wild Life in the Tree-Tops
The Filming of the Golden Eagle
Aristocrats of the Air
Mr. Ramshaw, My Eagle
The Adventures of Mr. Ramshaw
Knight in Africa
also articles in Field, Country Life, etc.
Address: Quebec Cottage, Montreal Park, Sevenoaks.
[Died 19 May 1957]