Born in Antigua, West Indies on July 4th 1934
Married (Margerite Myrtle) 3 children
- BA Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB Canada 1956.
- MD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Canada 1961.
- FCS Edinburgh 1966.
- 1967- 1967 Registrar in cardiothoracic surgery, Manchester Royal Infermary
- 1967 – 1969 Senior Registrar in cardiothoracic surgery, Sully Hospital, Sully, Glamorgan
Edward Knight was appointed as senior lecturer in cardiothoracic surgery in the department of surgery on July 16th 1970
At time the department was trying to set up a cardiothoracic unit and needed cardiothoracic surgeons. His appointment aimed at addressing that shortfall.
He was promoted to associate professor in surgery 1st October 1973
From 20th September 1974 to March 1975 appointed acting chairman department of surgery till substantive chairman (Prof Ambrose Wasunna) appointed.