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Cecil Leonard Knox

Post  Admin on Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:00 am

Born on Thursday 9th May 1889 Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.

T/2nd Lt. 150th Field Coy.
Corps of Royal Engineers

On Friday 22nd March 1918
at Tugny, France.

Second 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, and 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, to do which he had to get under the bridge. As a practical civil engineer, Second Lieutenant Knox undoubtedly realised the grave risk he took in doing this.

Later achieved rank of Major.

Major Knox died on Thursday 4th February 1943 (aged 53) at Nuneaton and is commemorated on MEMORIAL STONE in grounds of THE ULSTER MEMORIAL TOWER

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