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Gordon Isaac Knox

Gordon Isaac Knox, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Gordon Isaac Knox, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Isaac AWMM
  • Surname
    Knox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    9730 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 November 1914 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    9730 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    31 December 1942 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Knox, Gordon Isaac. (Ref. WO 373/22/279). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1940 2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.99 Coal merchant/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.99
    AshburtonCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 1, p.99
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gordon Knox was the son of Robert John and Elizabeth Knox of Ashburton, Canterbury.

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.

    Sergeant G. I. Knox, MM; born NZ 10 Nov 1914; coal merchant; killed in action 22 Apr 1943. (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p.226.)

    '‘It was necessary to quickly shift the guns which were re-sited on open ground but owing to the slightly rising terrain in front, the gunners could not see the enemy mortar position.’ By standing up McAneny could see it, however, and he laid each gun in turn on the target and opened fire. ‘I think the range was about 2500 yards … and strike was immediately observed dead on. It was then I was wounded…. I heard afterwards that the enemy mortar was silenced by 12 Pl's fire.’ McAneny was awarded the MC, and Sergeant Knox, who took command and kept the platoon in action in an exposed position, the MM.' (Source: Kay, R. 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. p. 226.) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM IV.B.4 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.176, 226, 347. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.99 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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