Thomas Uchter Caulfeild Knox was the son of Uchter John Mark Knox, 5th Earl of Ranfurly and Hon. Constance Elizabeth Caulfeild. Thomas was born on 13th June 1882 in Dungannon. The family lived at Northland House, Dungannon. Viscount Northland was educated at Eton and then at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. He joined the Coldstream Guards in 1900. He and Hilda Cooper were married on 12th June 1912. On the outbreak of the war, Captain Viscount Northland immediately rejoined the Coldstream Guards. Captain Thomas Uchter Caulfeild Knox was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards when he was killed in action on 1st February 1915.
Cuinchy is a village situated 10 kilometres east of Bethune. The cemetery is situated in the civil cemetery about one kilometre from the railway station. From Bethune follow the N.41 through Cambrin and then turn left along D.166 for approximately 500 metres until entering Cuinchy. Take first turn on right and follow road past Brown Road Cemetery until junction and then take left turning. The cemetery is situated in civil cemetery, 50 metres further along the road on the left.