Major Cecil Knox VC - 150th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers


GRAVE LOCATION FOR HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN THE COUNTY OF : LEICESTERSHIRE

Name Thomas Elsdon,
ASHFORD
John Cridlan,
BARRETT
William,
BEES
John Worthy,
CHAPLIN
Rank Private Colonel Corporal Colonel
Force 7th Regiment
( Royal Fusiliers )
1 / 5th Bn, Leicestershire Regiment 1st Bn, Derbyshire Regiment 67th Regiment
( Hampshire Regiment )
VC won Deh Khoja, Afghan War,
16 August 1880
Pontreut, France,
24 September 1918
Moedwill, 2nd Boer War,
30 September 1901
Taku Forts, China,
21 August 1860
London Gaz 7 October 1881 14 December 1918 17 December 1901 13 August 1861
Born Newmarket, Suffolk,
1859
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire,
10 August 1897
Midsomer Norton, Somerset,
12 September 1871
Ewhurst Park, Hampshire,
23 July 1840
Died 21 February 1913,
Whitwick
7 March 1977,
Leicester
20 June 1938,
Coalville
18 August 1920,
Market Harborough
Grave Whitwick Cemetery
( Headstone erected 1992 )
Gilroes Crematorium, Leicester London Road Cemetery, Coalville Kibworth villages 'New' Cemetery
Location
of VC
Royal Fusiliers Museum, Tower of London Royal Leicestershire Regiment Museum, Leicester Sherwood Foresters Museum, Nottingham Royal Hampshire Regiment, Museum, Winchester
Remarks None None None CB

LEICESTERSHIRE

Name Robert Edward,
CRUICKSHANK
John,
HANNAH
Joseph,
JEE
Cecil Leonard,
KNOX
Rank Major Flight Sergeant Deputy Surgeon General Major
Force 2 / 14th ( County of London ) Bn
London Regiment ( London Scottish )
83 Squadron, Royal Air Force 78th Regiment
( Seaforth Highlanders )
150th Field Company
Corps of Royal Engineers
VC won Palestine,
1 May 1918
Over Antwerp, Belgium,
15 September 1940
Defence of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny,
25 September 1857
Tugny, France,
22 March 1918
London Gaz 21 June 1918 1 October 1940 8 November 1860 4 June 1918
Born Winnipeg, Manatoba, Canada,
17 June 1888
Paisley, Renfrewshire,
27 November 1921
Hartshill, Warwickshire,
9 February 1819
Nuneaton, Warwickshire,
9 May 1889
Died 30 August 1961,
Blaby
9 June 1947,
Markfield
17 March 1899,
Queniborough Hall
4 February 1943,
Nuneaton
Grave Gilroes Crematorium, Leicester
( Ashes: All Saints Churchyard, Blaby )
St Jame's Churchyard, Birstall Ratcliffe College, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake Gilroes Crematorium, Leicester
Location
of VC
London Scottish Regiment Museum, London Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon Army Medical Services Museum, Mytchett Not publicly held
Remarks None None CB None

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