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.
Albert Percy Redpath
King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion
Layton Cemetery, Blackpool, Lancashire
Died at Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, of gangrene resulting from wounds received in the Home theatre of operations.
The UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939 (available via www,ancestry.co.uk) records Redpath's place of birth as Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. This probably relates to the old Rural District area rather than the town.
The Register records Redpath's Royal Navy service from 11 May to 28 October 1911 (Service #SS110884) during which time he deserted (twice) before being discharged 'SNLR' ('Service No Longer Required') after 21 days punishment. His service had been at the Shore Establishment Pembroke II, which was at Chatham & served as a training / holding station before detailing men to a ship.
Born on 25 April 1893, the second son of John Redpath (b. about 1844, at Preston, Northumberland; in 1911, a Retired Grocer) & his wife, Ann (b. about 1851, at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland). He was baptised at Warrenford, on 28 June 1893.
In 1911, Redpath (17) was a Farm Servant. His older brother, William (23), was a Signalman for North Eastern Railways. Also living with the family was a boarder, Frank Moody, who was a Quarryman.
The family lived at Coldrife Cottage, Chathill, Northumberland, which is also where the brothers had been born.
Lucker, Memorial Cross (Source: newmp.org.uk)