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.
Prideaux Joseph Selby
Northumberland Fusiliers, 8th (Service) Battalion
Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, Gibraltar
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Selby served at Gallipoli from 10 July 1915 & was involved in the landing near Lala Baba at Sulva Bay, on 6 August.
It is possible Selby had been wounded & was returning home for treatment but, at some stage, he contracted dysentery & died on his way home at the Military Hospital, Gibraltar. Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery was used for those soldiers & sailors who had died on passing ships.
(Sources: newmp.org.uk (crediting 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18'; Part 2; Page 272) & coldstreamhistorysociety.co.uk)
Born in June 1885 at 34, Clarges Street, St. George's in London, the youngest son of the late Beauchamp Prideaux Selby, J.P., of Pawston, Northumberland, by his wife, Fanny, youngest daughter of Joseph Pocklington Senhouse, of Netherhill, Cumberland, J.P., D.L.. Grandson of Prideau Selby of Pawston, J.P., D.L., by his wife Harriet Elizabeth, daughter of Admiral Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 3rd Baronet.
Educated privately (owing to weak health), & subsequently at W. G. Podmore's (at Grange-over-Sands); at Aspall Hill, Suffolk; & in Jersey.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Captain Beauchamp Henry Selby (Northumberland Fusiliers, 1st Battalion; Died 20 September 1914).
(Sources: 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18'; Part 2; page 272)
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