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John Knox

Rank: Company Sergeant-Major
Street: Artillery Barracks
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Artillery Barracks, Longford; Finsbury, London, Middlesex, England.
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Resident at the Artillery Barracks, Longford (name given as James in error)
Regiment/Unit: Royal Army Service Corps, 16th Company
Regiment Number: T/15025
Date of Death: 23-01-1919
Cause: Natural causes, Richmond Hospital, Dublin
Memorial: Ballymacormack Cemetery, Longford

John Knox was born c.1882, in Finsbury, Middlesex, the son of a printer. On the 19 November 1906, he married Josephine Murray of Bridge Street, Longford. Their daughter, Marion Josephine was born in April 1909; mother and child were living with her parents at the time of the 1911 Census.  

Prior to enlisting with the Army, John worked as a porter. Knox enlisted in the Army Service Corps at Dalson, England, in June 1899, earning both 1st and 2nd Class education certificates by 1905, allowing him to be promoted through the ranks. He served in the Second Boer War in South Africa from 1901-1902, including engagements in the Transvaal, Orange Free State and Cape Colony. During the Great War, Knox served on the Western Front in France. 

He was discharged from the Army in December 1918 on medical grounds. John died of a complications related to a perforated ulcer, two months after the end of the Great War. His widow, Josephine, was listed as next-of-kin. 

Parents Names: Son of Isaac Knox, 6 Whitecross Place, Finsbury, London
Notes: John's widow, Josephine, died in 1921. After the death of their parents, Marion lived with her maternal grandmother in 8 Wards Terrace Longford. Note to admin: continue from here

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of marriage;  Link to Civil Record of death; Longford Leader, obituary;

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