World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Royal Field Artillery, 340th Battery, 44th Brigade
Roisel Community Cemetery Extension.
At the outbreak of war, Pringle was just 16. He enlisted at Morpeth, Northumberland.
44th Brigade saw service in France until it was withdrawn to England in early 1917, to prepare for transfer to Egypt, where it took part in the invasion of Palestine.
However, a move back to the Western Front took place in April 1918. There, it played a role in the so-called 'Hundred Days Offensive', in which the Allies eventually pushed the German armies out of France. It took part in the Second Battle of the Somme & the Battle of the Hindenburg Line, & it was in this period that Pringle met his death.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; p. 24)
Born about 1898, at Burradon, Rothbury, Northumberland, the son of John (b. about 1870; a Stonemason) & Elizabeth Ann Pringle (b. about 1875), of Netherton, Harbottle, Morpeth.
Alwinton, St. Michael & All Angels' Church Rothbury War Memorial (Source: newmp.org.uk)