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.
James Robert Richardson
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Enlisted at Rothbury, Northumberland.
Died in the same battle for the Butte de Warlencourt that claimed the lives of Private Robert Gutherson of Thropton, & Private George Hateley who lived & worked at Alnham. The Butte represents the furthest point reached by the British during the 1916 Somme Offensive.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; p. 63)
Son of Andrew & Jemima Richardson, of Reivers Well Lodge, Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Lance-Sergeant William Richardson (Regimental service #35144; Northumberland Fusiliers, 12th [Service] Battalion; Died 22 February 1917).
Rothbury War Memorial Thropton, Village Hall (Source: For Thropton, newmp.org.uk)