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.
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/5th Battalion Territorial Force
Poelkapelle British Cemetery
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Died, France & Flanders.
Born about 1898, at Blyth, Northumberland, the step-son of Alexander McDonald (b. about 1876; at Hebburn, County Durham; a Stoneman working in Coal Mines), by his wife, Sarah E. McDonald (formerly Ryder; b. about 1872; at Blyth).
Ryder had five siblings: brothers Richard (b. about1892; at Blyth; a Coal Putter); George (b. about 1896; at Blyth; a Rope Lad at a Coal Mine); & Henry (b. about 1903; at Jarrow, County Durham); & two sisters, Mary (b. about 1900; at Wallsend); & Jane Collins (b. about 1905; at Hebburn).
In 1911, Ryder's occupation was that of a Driver (probably, of ponies) at a Coal Mine.
Wallsend, Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Company Memorial Plaque, originally on an outside entrance wall, now in the 'Bogie Chain' Pub (Source: newmp.org.uk)