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.
Mercantile Marine, SS Saxon Briton (Grangemouth)
Tower Hill Memorial, London
The 'Donkeyman' is the crew member whose job is to deal with the operation & maintenance of any & all assorted machinery other than the ship's main engines. While at sea, donkey engines could be used to operate the anchor windlass & bilge pumps. He could also be called on to perform the duties of Fireman or Greaser, & it was not unusual for the Donkeyman to do watch duties, basically a 'Jack of all trades'.
On some ships the 'Donkey engine / boiler' could be used to supply emergency propulsion. Running steam engines was a dangerous job & that is where his real knowledge & skills was of great importance, even though there was down-time while at sea.
Son of lan William & Ann Scott.
Husband of Elizabeth Scott (nÃ©e Dobson), of Cross Row East, Radcliffe, Acklington, Northumberland.
Radcliffe War Memorial