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Henry James Knight
Birth: Nov. 5, 1878
Death: Nov. 24, 1955

Boer War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Corporal in The King's Leopold Regiment, British Army. On August 21, 1900, during the operations near Van Wyk's Vlei, Africa, Corporal Knight was posted in some rocks with four men to cover the right rear of his Company position. The enemy, about 50 strong, attacked and surrounded at short range, Corporal Knight's small party. He held his ground, directing his men to retire one by one to better cover, where he maintained his position for nearly an hour, covering the withdrawal. He then retired, bringing with him two wounded men, one of these he carried himself for nearly two miles. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in January, 1901 and later achieved the rank of Captain. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Bournemouth Crematorium and North Cemetery
Bournemouth
Bournemouth Unitary Authority
Dorset, England
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 17, 2003
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Henry James Knight
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Henry James Knight
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Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Feb. 6, 2016

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