Gunner James Knox (147640) served in 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery during World War Two. Born on 3rd September 1909, he was the son of John James Knox and Harriet (née Chambers) Knox of Earl Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim.
The family moved from Earl Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim to Upper Mervue Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim. The 1943 Belfast Street Directory lists James Knox as the resident of 15 Upper Mervue Street.
On 5th June 1940, Knox received wounds fighting at Somme, France. Evacuated from Le Havre, France, he returned to the United Kingdom. Treatment began at The Scottish Emergency Medical Hospital, the former Bangour Village Hospital, West Lothian, Scotland.
The regiment fought a rearguard action to stall the Germans on their advance to Dunkirk, France. They became known as The Lost 1,000. James died on 30th October 1985. His grave is in Victoria Cemetery, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.