The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Knox, Major General Sir William George
Knox, Major General Sir William George, K C.B. (1900); s. of General T. E. Knox; b. 1847; educ: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; joined the Royal Artillery, 1867; served in the Abyssinian Campaign and won a medal, 1867-68; Ashanti Campaign (medal and clasp), 1874; Afghan Campaign, (despatches, medal and clasp), 1878-79; Zulu and Transval Campaign (despatches, medal and clasp, Brevet of Major), 1879; defence of Ladysmith and operations in O.R.C. (despatches 5 times, Queen’s medal, 4 clasps, King’s medal 2 clasps, K.C.B.); Commanding 23rd Brigade, South Africa; G.O.C. Irish Command, 8th Division; Major-General, R.A. 3rd Army Corps, since 1902. Recreations: shooting, fishing and hunting. Address: , Hants. Clubs: Naval and Military, Travellers.