War vet­eran post hon­our

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

A VIC­TO­RIA Cross win­ner from the First World War has had a post­box ded­i­cated in his hon­our.

Royal Mail marked the hero­ism of late Sergeant Al­fred Knight at Ypres in Belgium in 1917, be­cause he worked as a Post Of­fice clerk be­fore he en­listed.

Natalie Frow, from Royal Mail, said: “Most men who left postal jobs had no mil­i­tary ex­pe­ri­ence. It makes Sgt Knight truly heroic.”

The plaque is on a box in the street in Birm­ing­ham where Al­fred lived.

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