Thomas James KNOX

KNOX, Thomas James

Service Number: 1464
Enlisted: 30 January 1917, Place of Enlistment, Cairns, Queensland.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tolga, Queensland, Australia , 1 June 1895
Home Town: Tolga, Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway Fireman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 August 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Atherton War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cairns Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

30 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1464, Railway Unit (AIF), Place of Enlistment, Cairns, Queensland.
11 May 1917: Involvement Private, 1464, Railway Unit (AIF), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '6' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Shropshire embarkation_ship_number: A9 public_note: ''
11 May 1917: Embarked Private, 1464, Railway Unit (AIF), HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
23 Aug 1918: Involvement Private, 1464, 9th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1464 awm_unit: 9th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-08-23

Thomas James Knox

Frank James Knox, known as Thomas James Knox was born in Tolga on the 1 June 1895 to Thomas Knox and Annie Kerr. He had one sister Clementine born 1896. Annie Kerr had been married previously to John Rogan who died in 1890 and had 4 children, Richard born 1883 died 1883, Mary Agnes 1887, Thomas born 1888 died 1889, John born c1882, Annie born 1890 died 1890.

On his enlistment in Cairns his age was 21 years 4 months, occupation Railway Fireman, next of kin his father Mr Thomas Knox, Tolga North Queensland. His height was 6 feet 1 ½ inches, weighed 157 pounds with fresh complexion, blue eyes and black hair. His religion was Roman Catholic. He had been rejected previously because of bad feet.

Thomas James Knox was killed in action in France on the 23 August 1918 and buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France.
Courtesy of The Cairns District Family History Society.

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