James Thomson Knox

Biography of James Thomson Knox

Gravestone of Flight Sergeant James Thomson Knox
Gravestone of Flight Sergeant James Thomson Knox

James Thomson Knox, son of Walter S and Jean W Knox, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, was a Science student at the University in 1938-39. He attained the rank of Flight Sergeant (Navigator/Wireless Operator) in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and died on the 26 April 1945 during a mission over Norway. James is buried in the churchyard of Feda, a village on the south coast of Norway between Flekkefjord and Liknes.

His gravestone is on the left. The gravestone on the right marks the grave of Flying Officer J R Fyton-Morgan, the pilot who also died on the 26 April 1945. The two gravestones in the image are the only two graves of Commonwealth airmen in Feda churchyard.

The image was submitted by Mr John Andrews, who visited the churchyard.


James Thomson Knox
Died 26 April 1945.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1938-39;
Father's Details: Walter Stirling Knox; Bank manager
War Service: Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Feda Churchyard, Norway
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 27th Aug 2013

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