James Knox

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1535
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 03.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.C.36.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Monifieth
  • Address: 33 Brook St, Monifieth
  • Occupation: Nurseryman, Messrs, Laird & Sinclair, Monifieth
  • Mother:

    Helen Anderson Knox, 33 Brook St, Monifieth

  • Father:

    David Knox, 33 Brook St, Monifieth

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Knox

James Knox   1535   Black Watch


Information has been received by Mr and Mrs David Knox, Brook Street, Monifieth, that their son, Private James Knox, Black Watch, has been killed in action.

Private Knox was an only son, and being in the Territorials, was mobilised upon the outbreak of war.  He was a likeable young man of 21 years of age, and had only been a few weeks at the front.  Prior to his military service he was employed in the nursery of Messrs Laird & Sinclair, Monifieth.

Dundee Courier 14th September 1916

KNOX Killed in action, on 3d September, Private James Knox, Black Watch, aged 21 years, only beloved son of David and Nellie Knox, Brook Street, Monifieth. – Inserted by his Aunt Matilda Smith, Montreal, Canada.

Dundee People’s Journal 21st October 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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