CSM John Knox - T/15025, RASC



1882 Feb 21 . Born Finsbury, Middlesex


1899 Mar 13 Attested to R Fusiliers Militia.

1899 Jun 21. Transferred to Army Service Corps. He had previously done 6 months in Royal Fusiliers Militia. His father was Isaac Knox of 6 Whitecross Place, Finsbury.

1901 Mar 29 Posted to South Africa

1903 Jun 2. Posted back to UK

1906 Apr 7 Promoted Sgt

1906 Nov 19. Married Josephine Murray in Longford

1909 Apr 3. His daughter Marian Josephine born in Longford

1911 He hit a problem when he tried to re-enlist in Longford - his CO refused to recommend him for re-enlistment. But eventually the army allowed him to re-enlist

1915 Sep 22 Posted to France

1916 Apr 10 Promoted Acting WOI

1916 May 12. Reverted to WOII on transfer

1916 Dec 9 Posted back to UK

1918 Feb 9 District Court Martial (DCM) hands down more punishment

1918 Oct 15 Taken into hospital with gastric ulcer

1918 Dec 24 Discharged from ASC with Silver War Badge for sickness. One can see from the above that he was not a well man - Gastric Ulcer, Myalgia, Syphilis, Dislocated ?, deafness

1919 Jan 23. Of Bridge St, Longford, Died , buried at Ballymacormack, County Longford,

His wife Josephine died 4 Jun 1921 of Phthisis, and so their daughter Marian Knox got a pension. MArion was living with her guardian Mrs Murray, who was her maternal grandmother, in Longford

He also had a Brother James in Canada and a brother Charles in London


British Soldiers died in Ireland