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William Andrew Knox

Portrait of Major William Andrew Knox, Auckland Weekly News, 21 January 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19420121-29-1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Knox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 2/166 AWMM
    • WWII 20018 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 48 John Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 51 Islington Street, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 William Andrew Knox, 48 John Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mr W.A. Know (father), 51 Islington Street, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Knox was the son of William Andrew Knox and Jessie Amelia Knox (nee Stanley) of Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • A commercial traveller, Major Knox had served in the Field Artillery in the Great War attaining the rank of Lieutenant. Enlisting in the 2NZEF in 1930, Knox was posted to the 7th Anti-Tank Regiment as the Quartermaster. On 4 August 1941 Knox was transferred into the New Zealand Ordnance Corps as the Officer Commanding of the NZ Divisional Ordnance Field Park and granted the rank of Temporary Major whilst holding that appointment. Injured as the result of driving over a landmine, Knox was admitted to a Casualty Clearing Station on 29 November 1941. Evacuated alongside 380 other wounded soldiers, of whom 97 were New Zealanders on the SS Chakdina on the afternoon of 5 December 1941. The SS Chakdina was torpedoed by enemy aircraft, only 18 of the New Zealanders were rescued with the remainder including Knox presumed drowned. Public - Robert - Researcher - 11 December 2018 - McKie, R. (2018). NZ Divisional Ordnance Field Park 1941-1945. "To the Warrior his Arms" History of the Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps and its predecessors. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p4YOZp-4aH
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Death

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  • Death
    5 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 48 AWMM
    at sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Officers' Club Auckland, The Northern Club, 19 Princes Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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11 December 2018RobertPalmerston North, New ZealandResearcher
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