Alfred Joseph Knight

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VC881   Alfred Joseph Knight

Name   Alfred Joseph Knight   No.   370995   

VC Issue No.   881   Awards   VC   MBE

Regiment   London Regiment (2nd Post Office Rifles), 2/8th (City of London) Battalion, B Company. No. 6 Platoon

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Ladywood, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Elvetham Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Oscott College Road Cemetery, Hawthorn Brook Way, off Court Lane, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section 2B, Grave 328A

Gazetted   8 November 1917

VC Presented   3 January 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Oscott College Road Cemetery, Hawthorn Brook Way, off Court Lane, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

P  Named on Roll of Honour, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire

P  Alfred Knight Way, Leebank, Birmingham, West Midlands

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Walk of Heroes, Hall of Memory, Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands


By The Way…

The only member of The Post Office Rifles to be awarded the Victoria Cross, and one of 4 Postal Workers to win a Victoria Cross


VC Held By

National Postal Museum, King Edward Building, King Edward Street, London, England

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The First World War


BORN   24 August 1889

DIED   4 December 1960   AGE   72

VC Won   20 September 1917   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Hubner Farm, Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

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