Knox, George

Knox, George

Second Lieutenant

8th Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Killed in action on Sunday 9 April 1916 (aged 34)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 12)


Second Lieutenant George Knox’s death was reported in the 25 November 1916 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle under the headline Newtownards Family Bereaved.  There was a For King and Country death notice in the same edition.

George Knox was the second son of George Knox of Granshaw, Streatham Hill, London and he was a grandson of the late John Taylor who had been one of the leading merchants in Newtownards.

Second Lieutenant George Knox was a nephew of Mrs R.B. Caughey of Saraville, Newtownards.

Second Lieutenant George Knox was posted as missing in action on 9 April 1916 and six months later it was officially confirmed that he must be presumed to have been killed.

Second Lieutenant George Knox had been wounded in the leg and then killed by shellfire whilst leading his men during a German attack.

Second Lieutenant George Knox has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.