Private Robert Knox

Private Robert Knox, 1st/4th (Border) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 33, on the 3rd October 1918 during the “Advance to Victory” and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of the late Elizabeth and George Knox formerly of Magdala Terrace, Galashiels. He joined the Battalion at Gallipoli in November 1915 and served in Egypt and Palestine before moving to France in 1918 with the rest of the 52nd (Lowland) Division in April 1918 to help defeat the German Spring Offensives. He fell in the attack on the Faubourg de Paris which was not successful and resulted in heavy casualties including 4 Officers killed. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German army during the final 100 days of the War.

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