John Simpson Knox VC.

John Simpson Knox (30/09/1828 – 08/01/1897) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War.

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 21971, Page: 662, reads:

“2nd Bat. Rifle Brigade, Lieutenant John Knox.

When serving as a Serjeant in the Scots Fusilier Guards, Lieutenant Knox was conspicuous for his exertions in reforming the ranks of the Guards at the Battle of the Alma. Subsequently, when in the Rifle Brigade, he volunteered for the ladder-party in the attack on the Redan, on the 18th of June, and (in the words of Captain Blackett, under whose command he was,) behaved admirably, remaining on the field until twice wounded.”

Upon retirement he took up residence at Cheltenham where he died on the 8th of January 1897, and was buried in Prestbury Cemetery

John Simpson Knox VC. 30/09/1828 - 08/01/1897 Prestbury Cemetery, Cheltenham

Grave Inscription

The Cross of Sacrifice. Prestbury Cemetery, Cheltenham.

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