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121376   Sapper John Connor Knox
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/03/1899
Died: 16/11/1917 (Died of Illness)
Age: 18
John Connor Knox was the only son of Charles and Mary Knox. He was born in Dungannon on 20th March 1899. He was the youngest of three children. His father died when he was two. He was educated at Brookfield School and Bangor Grammar School. He enlisted in the Royal Irish Rifles in 1915, but was only 15. Shortly afterwards enlisted to train as a wireless operatos.On completion of his course he was posted to the Royal Engineers. In January 1917 he went out to the Western front. Arising primarily out of shell shock, he contracted an illness and was moved to London General Hospital. Sapper John Connor Knox was serving with the Royal Engineers when he died on 16th November 1917, aged 18.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Drumcoo Cemetery
  Dungannon, Co Tyrone, 
Grave Ref: A-107 South of Mortuary
CWGC Casualty 661750
Drumcoo Cemetery is in Dungannon next to the Coalisland Road roundabout. There are three Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. There are also three casualties of the 1939-1945 war. There is a also a memorial to George Knox McKinley.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Knox family Lists John as age 2 living with the family at house 1 in Union Place, Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists Knox family Lists John Connor as age 12 living with the family at house 2 in Rangurly Avenue, Bangor, Down
3 Lisburn Standard - Friday, 23 November, 1917 Details of John Knox's life including photo
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 North Down & Ards War Dead Photo of WWI Plaque in Bangor Grammar School
7 North Down & Ards War Dead Details of Sapper John Connor Knox
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John Connor Knox's headstone can be purchased here.
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023