ARTHUR ALLEN KNOX

Arthur is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born:1894, Ipswich.

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.

 

Service:

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.

 

Grave Reference:

O.14.

Port Said War Memorial Cemetery,

Egypt.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alexander & Wilhelmina Thompson Knox, of 24, St. Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk.

 

CENSUS

 

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.

Wilhelmina, 61.

 

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.

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