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VC483   Henry James Knight

BORN   5 November 1878

DIED   24 November 1955   AGE   77

VC Won   21 August 1900   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Near Van Wyk’s Vlei

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Henry James Knight  No.   4103

VC Issue No.   483   Awards   VC  

Regiment   King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   The Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Park Street, Yeovil, Somerset, England

Place Of Death   Winterborne Anderson, near Blandford, Dorset, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Bournemouth Crematorium, Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset

Cremated   Bournemouth Crematorium, Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset

Date Buried/Cremated   28 November 1955

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   4 January 1901

VC Presented   8 June 1902, Commander in Chief South Africa, Lord Kitchener, Pretoria, South Africa


P  Named on wife's headstone and memorial at Milborne St Andrew Church, Dorset

By The Way…

Christened and in Crematorium register as James Huntley Knight

VC Held By

Kings Regiment Museum Collection, Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside



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