Arthur is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Died: 14th July 1916; age: 22; of Enteric Fever at No. 31 General Hospital, Port Said, Egypt.
Residence: 23, Abbeygate Street, Colchester, Essex.
Occupation: Printer – Spottiswoode Printers & Co., Colchester, Essex.
Enlistment Location: Colchester, Essex; date: 10th February 1914; age: 20 years & 2 months. Height: 5ft 8ins. Signed up for 4 years.
Embarked – Devonport – 18th February 1916.
Disembarked – Port Said – 2nd March 1916.
Admitted to hospital – 5th July 1916 – died Enteric Fever – 14th July 1916.
Rank: Acting Bombardier; Service Number: 549.
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, 1st/1st Essex Lowland Brigade.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alexander & Wilhelmina Thompson Knox, of 24, St. Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk.
1901 22, Ainslie Road, Ipswich.
Arthur was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Alexander Knox, 51, a Lithographic Printer, born Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Wilhelmina Thompson Knox (nee Ramsey), 50, born Edinburgh.
David Knox, 20, a Lithographic Printer, born Cape Town, South Africa.
Albert John Ramsey Knox, 18, a Compositor, born Cape Town.
Wilhelmina Thompson Knox, 17, a Dressmaker, born Cape Town.
1911 23, Abbeygate Street, Colchester, Essex.
Arthur was 17 years old, a Compositor. He was living with his parents.
Alexander, 62, a Lithographic Printer.
On the 3rd October 1916, Arthur’s mother received a package containing his personal belongings:
1 diary, 1 pocket book containing photos & lock of hair, 1 belt, 1 tobacco pouch, 1 pipe, 1 silver match box, q bead necklace, 1 coin, 1 cigar lighter, 10 novels and 1 parcel sent by post – unopened.
A second parcel was later sent to Wilhelmina containing:
6 letters, 1 photo postcard, 1 pocket case containing photo, 1 belt, pair of shoulder titles, 1 safety razor in case – unopened, 1 gold ring (18 carat) in photo case, 1 comb in case, 1 metal mirror in case, 1 identity disc with cord and 1 packet of postcards – views.
Soldiers’ Effects to Wilhelmina T. Knox – mother.