Private Ralph Knox

Private Ralph Knox, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in Belgium on 14th May 1915, aged 37 during the Second Battle of Ypres.  He was the son of Ralph and Bella Knox of 1/5 Walkergate, Berwick and is buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, nr. Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He was killed by a sniper whilst he was bring up rations to the front line. He had been a Regular soldier for six years. At that time the Battalion were holding frontline trenches just south of the Menin Road and held against furious but futile German assaults to capture Ypres. During this period the Battalion lost 5 Officers killed and 4 wounded whilst Other Rank casualties numbered 332. The photos show Scottish troops during the Battle.

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