Sergeant Knight was awarded the Victoria Cross
for "most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the operation against the enemy positions" at the Battle for Wurst Farm Ridge, Alberta Section, Ypres, September 20, 1917.
They hold the record for the highest price achieved at auction for a VC group to a British recipient The Victoria Cross
group awarded to Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid, of the Royal Air Force, went at auction for pounds 348,000 in November 2009.
Knox received the Victoria Cross
following recommendations by two of his senior officers.
Historian Nigel Steel, of the Ashcroft Gallery, said: "Hugh Malcolm's Victoria Cross
is hugely significant because it is the only RAF VC from the North African campaign.
Until the Victoria Cross
for Australia was created in 1991, Australians were eligible for the UK Victoria Cross
and other awards under the Imperial system of honours.
In order to reflect the past, present and future of Canada, it was decided that the Canadian Victoria Cross
be cast in an alloy that consists of three types of metal: the gunmetal used in the production of the British Victoria Cross
, metal from a Canadian medal minted in 1867 in commemoration of the Confederation of Canada, and metals from all regions of the country.
Unlike Simpson, Jacka was recommended for the Victoria Cross
which he richly deserved having saved his post at the critical moment.
In 2014 we revealed that there would be a Government programme to honour Victoria Cross
recipients but, in the following years, relatives of the soldier had not heard any word about the special stone.
A Newcastle City Council spokesperson said: "The three people that have been commemorated in the Victoria Cross
memorial were all Newcastleborn - Edward Lawson in Blandford Street, John Aidan Liddell in Benwell Hall and Adam Wakenshaw in Duke Street.
A DAY of commemorative events will be held in Liverpool on Tuesday in honour of Captain Noel Chavasse, the only soldier to be awarded two Victoria Cross
medals during World War One.
THE Victoria Cross
citation, published on September 4, 1917, reads: "For most conspicuous bravery when, as scout to a patrol, he worked his way towards the enemy line with the greatest gallantry and determination, in spite of continuous fire from hostile snipers at close range.
War graves of Victoria Cross
recipients will be heritage listed in time to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI.