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.
Major (Acting; Temporary Captain)
Royal Field Artillery, 65th Brigade, 'A' Battery
Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
Joined the Inverness-shire Royal Horse Artillery as a Private in September 1914. Obtained a 2nd Lieutenancy in May, 1915, & promoted Captain the following August.
Served with the Expeditionary Force in France & Flanders from January 1916, & was killed in action at Monchy, during the Battale of Arras, 23 April, 1917.
(Source: 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-18; Part 4; Page 178 [also, available via Ancestry.co.uk]).
Born 2 March, 1871, at Knowe Park, Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland, son of the late Robert Sanderson (of Galashiels, partner in the firm of Messrs. P. & R. Sanderson, Woollen Manufacturere), & his wife, Elizabeth (nÃ©e Cochrane).
Educated at Galashiels Academy, Leeds University, & at Bremen, Germany. Subsequently became a Partner in the same firm as his father.
Sanderson married at Hoebridge, Melrose, 14 June 1900, Veronica (daughter of Alexander Rutherford). They had three children: Marion Veronica (b. 3 June, 1901); Elizabeth Cochrane (b. 7 April, 1904); & Robert Kennedy (b. 31 December, 1908).
(Source: 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-18; Part 4; Page 178 [also, available via Ancestry.co.uk])
Bamburgh Castle War Memorial