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Cecil Leonard Knox
Birth: May 9, 1889
Death: Feb. 4, 1943

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Nuneaton, England, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 150th Field Company, Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army. On March 22, 1918, in actions at Aisne, France, 2nd Lieutenant Knox was entrusted with the demolition of 12 bridges. He successfully carried out this task, but in the case of one steel girder bridge the time fuse failed to act. Without hesitation he ran to the bridge under heavy fire and when the enemy were actually on it, he tore away the time fuse and lit the instantaneous fuse my hand which he had to get under the bridge. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on June 4, 1918. During World War II, he joined the Home Guard and achieved the rank of Major. He died as the result of a motor bike accident at age 53 in Nuneaton, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium
Leicester
Leicester Unitary Authority
Leicestershire, England
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 2006
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Cecil Leonard Knox
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