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lieutenant colonel HERBERT KNOX
« on: September 27, 2008, 12:22:28 PM »
HI ALL , what else do we know on this man he started out the war i think as a capatain
Name: KNOX, HUBERT
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/10/1916
Additional information: Son of Fitzroy Knox, D.L., of Brittas Castle, Thurles, Tipperary; husband of Eleanor Alice Hector House (formerly Knox, of The Lyceum Club, 138, Piccadilly, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. B. 11.
Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

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Re: lieutenant colonel HERBERT KNOX
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 04:04:57 PM »
Herbert Knox was a regular army officer of the Regiment, commissioned 18 April 1900.     Captain 1 April 1909 and promoted Major 1 September 1915. As Captain he went with the 2nd Manchesters to France in August 1914. He was wounded whilst commanding B Company at the battle at Le Cateau.

He assumed command of the 16th Battalion in mid-July 1916 following the battles for Trones Wood and Mametz. He had taken command after the 16th Battalion had suffered heavy casualties. The survivors of the battalion had been reinforced by drafts from twenty-eight different battalions and Knox was credited with getting the battalion back into a high state of efficiency, only to be killed when a shell burst at his side, wounding him so severely that he died within ten minutes.
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Re: lieutenant colonel HERBERT KNOX
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 08:27:53 AM »
cheers robert,

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Re: lieutenant colonel HERBERT KNOX
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 01:50:20 PM »
He was with the Militia first 2/Lt 18th June 1899 3 or 4th Battalion, he was att to the 1st Battalion 1899-1902.

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Re: lieutenant colonel HERBERT KNOX
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 09:32:59 PM »
Photo of Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Knox




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Re: lieutenant colonel HERBERT KNOX
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 11:58:00 AM »
From Repton School Register https://archive.org/stream/reptonschoolregi00messuoft/reptonschoolregi00messuoft_djvu.txt
Knox, Hubert Apr., 1896— July, 1898 Hall,

s. of F. Knox, Brittas Castle, Thurles, Ireland, b. Sept. 14,
1881. Manchester Regt. 1900. S.A. War, 1900—02, Queen's
Medal (3 Claspsf, King's Medal (2 Clasps). Capt. 1909.
France 1914—16, Despatches. K. in A. at Flers, Oct. 13, 1916.
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Re: lieutenant colonel HERBERT KNOX
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 11:57:43 AM »
Index Cards showing service in S Africa, Singapore & India before Great War
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