Henry James Knight

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James Huntley Knight (Enlisted: Henry James Knight)
Born 5 November 1878
Yeovil, Somerset
Died 24 November 1955 (aged 77)
Anderson, Dorset
Buried Bournemouth Crematorium (Memorial at Millborne St Andrew Church, Dorset)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1892 - 1911, 1914 - 1917
Rank Captain
Unit The King's (Liverpool) Regiment
Royal Fusiliers
Manchester Regiment
Battles/wars Second Boer War
World War I
Awards Victoria Cross

Henry James Knight VC (5 November 1878 – 24 November 1955) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.


Born in Yeovil, Somerset (Born James Huntley Knight, Enlisted Henry James Knight) he was 21 years old, and a corporal in the 1st Battalion, The King's (Liverpool) Regiment, British Army during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. The full citation was published in the London Gazette of 4 January 1901 and reads:[1]

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He later achieved the rank of captain in the Manchester Regiment. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Museum of the King's Regiment, Liverpool, England.


  1. ^ "No. 27263". The London Gazette. 4 January 1901. p. 81. 

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