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.
Foot Guards, Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion, King's Company
Vis-en-Artois Memorial (Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery)
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland in 1915, & went to France on 9 December of that year.
Born in 1893, the son of Peter & Alethea Birtles of Cinder Hill, Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Second Footman to the Duke of Northumberland; he worked & lived in Alnwick Castle.