First World War Centenary


Burton Thomas KNOX

Date of Birth: 1884

Date of Death: 29.11.1917

Service History

Regiment: ARMY

Rank: CORPORAL

Dates of Service: 1915 - 1917

Service History:

Burton Knox enlisted in the army in 1915, he was 31 and married, living in Milton, Portsmouth.  His first service was in the Royal Engineers, service number 160640. Later he served in the 6th battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.  On the 29th November 1917, while in France he was killed in action and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission recorded his death and that he was the son of John and Ann Knox of Winchester and the husband of Alice Knox of 23 Warren Avenue, Milton, Portsmouth.  Burton was entitled to the Victory and British medals.

Personal History:

Burton Knox was born in Winchester, in 1884, to John and Ann Knox.  The   1901 census records that the family consisted of John Knox  age 61 born in Scotland, his wife Mary Ann 55 born in Portsmouth and 5 children born in different parts of the country because John Knox worked in the prison service and had various postings,

In 1907  Burton Married Alice in St James Church Milton, Portsmouth.  On the 1911 census Burton, a coach-builder and Alice were living in Mayhall Road, Copnor, Portsmouth and they had two children. 

There is a record that Burton's father John Knox died in Portsmouth in 1926 age 86.

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