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.
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 150th Company
St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Enlisted at Hexham, Northumberland.
Formerly 2733, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Died of wounds received.
Born about 1895 at Whittingham, Northumberland, the son of Adam & Isabella (nÃ©e Armstrong) Robson.
In 1901, Robson, aged 7, was living at High Powburn where is father Adam, aged 35, was a Stone Mason. His mother Isabella was 31, & siblings were Adam (15), Annie (13), Nellie (Ellen; 11), Janie (9), Archibald (5) & Alice (1).
Robson's father died in 1907. In 1911 the family were living at Powburn with Isabella working as a Charwoman. Robson, aged 16, was a Slater's Apprentice, & his brother Archibald was a Slater's Labourer. Also in the family were Alice; Frances (10); James (6); & Hannah (3). This Census shows that Isabella had 11 children, all of whom, then, were still alive.
Robson's brother Archibald, was a Gunner in the RFA from 20 March 1915. At that time their mother was living in New Row, Alnwick. His sister, Mrs. Eleanor Blair (presumably, Nellie), was listed as legatee in the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk).
Alnwick, Northumberland Hall Alnwick, Roll of Honour in St. Michael's Church