Source: Central Rappahannock Heritage Center
Cablegram from the War Department to AEF. August 30, 1918 ... Paragraph 6 for commanding Marine Officer. ... Letter from Red Cross Paris reports Private Douglas Hamilton Knox 137th Company Marines? died of wounds. http://www.fold3.com/image/#26601143
MARINE CORPS CASUALTIES ... DIED OF WOUNDS ... Va., Fredericksburg, Douglas H. Knox
"Knox also was a city native. He was the son of Douglas and Lucy Brockenbrough Knox, and after his schooling here, he attended North Carolina State College. At the beginning of 1918, Knox enlisted in the Marine Corps.
He took his basic training at Parris Island, S. C., and later was stationed at Quantico before being sent overseas.
On June 14, 1918, he was wounded in the Battle of Belleau Wood.
First taken to a field hospital, he was transferred to RedCross Hospital No. 1 in Paris, where he died June 18 at the age of 22."
The Free Lance-Star: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_mcRAAAAIBAJsjid=_OcDAAAAIBAJpg=3626%2C3736815
Douglas Hamilton Knox Jr. was the first man from Fredericksburg killed in WWI. A banner with 49 blue stars and one gold star was found in 2006 which was ultimately determined to be a memorial honoring the dead of Fredericksburg with the gold start representing Douglas.
As an intern for the National Park Service, Kati Singel uncovered a mystery when she was working on one of those glamorous projects interns tend to get. Singel was doing inventory in the basement of the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center. She was supposed to make sure the 10,000 items in storage were packaged correctly. She came across a service flag--a 7-foot long banner decorated with 49 blue stars and one gold one. She knew flags shouldn't be folded as this one was because creases lead to wear and tear. ... http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/dhknox.htm
Douglas Hamilton Knox Virginia PVT 6 US Marine Corps 2 Div Jun 18 1918
The Fredericksbug VA American Legion Post 55 is named partly in honor of Douglas Knox. http://crhc.pastperfect-online.com/33327cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=C9A53318-8C1B-4F75-BA02-889821746384;type=301
Fredericksburg Roll of Honor By Kevin W., September 15, 2007 1. Fredericksburg Roll of Honor Marker Inscription. Fredericksburg Roll of Honor 1917 World War 1918 A grateful tribute to all who returned Co. K. 2nd Inf. VA. N. G. 116th Inf 29th Div. 3rd VA Coast Artillery 80th Division Army, Navy, Marine Corps A tearful triumph to those who sleep Urban F. Bass Guy R. Hall John C. Bleight James L. Hawkins Harry L. Bowen Robert L. Jenkins Eugene W. Brittenham Bailey B. Johnson Charles H. Bundy Douglas H. Knox William Lloyd Cox H. Byrd Middleton Mercer W. Franklin Ollie O. Olive J. C. Freeman John M. Portch Ralph Eric Wine http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=2516