Leonard Cecil Knox

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VC958   Cecil Leonard Knox

Name   Cecil Leonard Knox   No.     

VC Issue No.   958   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Corps of Royal Engineers, 150th Field Company

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won    Temporary Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   'The Chase', Higham Lane, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England

Place Of Death   Nuneaton General Hospital, Warwickshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   in the garden of his home, Fyves Court, (A5), Caldecote, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England

Cremated   Gilroes Crematorium, Groby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   4 June 1918

VC Presented   6 August 1918 by King George V at 2nd Army HQ, Blendecques, near St Omer, France

Memorials

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Ulster Tower, Somme, France

P  Named on Royal Engineers Honours Board, Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Gillingham, Kent

P  Knox Crescent, St Nicholas Park Estate, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Cecil Leonard Knox Crescent, Gamecock Barracks, Bramcote, Warwickshire


By The Way…

He died in 1943 in a motor-cycle accident, while serving in the Home Guard


VC Held By

Held by family

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BORN   9 May 1889

DIED   4 February 1943  AGE   53

VC Won   22 March 1918   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Tugny, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War