World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
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William Drysdale Pringle
Northumberland Fusiliers, 25th (Service) Battalion (2nd Tyneside Irish)
Enlisted at Wooler, Northumberland.
N.B. Both 'Soldiers Died...' & Ancestry.co.uk records show Pringle's regimental service # 30/28.
Baptised on 1 February 1894, at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, the son of James (b. about 1864; at Berwick; a Farm Servant) & Mary Jane (b. about 1867; at North Seaton, Woodhorn, Ashington, Northumberland) Pringle.
In 1911, the couple had been married 25 years during which time they'd raised a family of eight children, all but one of who were still living. The family lived in three rooms in Branxton Buildings, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland.
Pringle's siblings were: Frank (b. about 1888; at East Ord, Tweedmouth); Isabella (b. about 1890; at East Ord); Margaret Jane (b. about 1892; at Berwick); George Percy (b. about 1896; at Berwick); Richard (b. about 1899; at Berwick); & Annie Elizabeth (b. about 1906; at Tweedmouth).
Apart from the youngest two, like their father, in 1911 all of the siblings were Farm Servants.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Private Richard Pringle (Regimental service #1596; Northumberland Fusiliers 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force; Died 3 February 1916).
Alnwick, Northumberland Fusiliers Book of Remembrance, now in the Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle (Source: newmp.org.uk)