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30699   Private James Huston Knox
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Dated added: 17/04/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/05/1897
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
James Huston Knox was the son of Alexander and Margaret Knox. He was born on 11th May 1897. He was one of eight children. The family lived in Bridge Street, Kilrea. His father was a blacksmith. James enlisted in Coleraine in November 1916 After two months training, he went to the front in France in February 1917. Private James Knox was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium in the mud at the Battle of Passchendaele on Thursday 16th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 835150
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 60
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Knox family 1901 census lists James as age 3 living with the family at house 42 in Bridge Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Knox family 1911 census lists James as age 13 living with the family at house 38 in Bridge Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private James Huston Knox can be purchased here
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