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Place of Birth: Manchester, Lancashire
Service No: L/723
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 'K' Anti Aircraft Battery
Division: division unknown
Date of Death: 1917-06-05
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. H. 5.
CWGC Cemetery: FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
William Knox was the son of John and Ann Knox, née Carroll. Ann was born at Skipton, Yorkshire.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Skipton Union Workhouse - William Knox, aged 10 years, born Skipton [sic]. Pauper. [William’s mother, Annie, was boarding with her sister, Margaret Walters, née Carroll at 23, Eastgate, Skipton. Annie’s daughter, Maggie, was living with her uncle and aunt, Michael and Sarah Hogan, née Carroll at 10, Commercial Street, Skipton.]
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 5, The Ginnel - William Knox, aged 17 years, born Leeds, Yorkshire, son of Mrs. A. (Annie) Knox, widow, aged 49 years, born Skipton. [William's sister, Margaret Knox, aged 21 years, born Skipton, was also living there.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr William Knox, L/723, R.F.A. D. of W. 5.6.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls Gnr William Knox, L/723, R.F.A. Died of Wds. 5.6.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Gnr William Knox, L/723, 'K' A/A Bty R.F.A. Date and Place of Death: 5.6.17. In the Field. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister and Sole Legatee - Margaret. £12 14s. 3d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Gunner William Knox, L/723, R.F.A. Date and cause of death: 5.6.17. Died of Wounds. Dependant: Miss Margaret Knox. Address: 10, Southey Street, Skipton, Yorkshire. Relationship: Sister. Gratuity. Date awarded: 15.12.17.
William is commemorated on the Accrington War Memorial. Before joining the Army he lived at 10, Midland Street, Accrington, Lancashire (source: Greater Accrington Roll of Honour 1914-1919).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
KNOX, Gunner W., aged 23, R.G.A., 10, Southey Street, Skipton, died of wounds June 4, 1917.
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Gunner William KNOX
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery
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