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.
George William Simpson
King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), 2/4th Battalion Territorial Force
Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Formerly 3673, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Died of wounds received.
Born about 1896, at Lowick, Northumberland, the second son of Thomas & Margaret Jane Simpson, of Brunton, Lesbury, Northumberland.
The 1911 Census records the family living at Shawdon Hill, Glanton. Thomas & Margaret had six sons & two daughters.
Simpson was a Farm Labourer. His older brother, Robert James, was a Horseman on a farm, while a younger brother, Thomas Adam, was a Stable Boy. The other children were either attending school or not yet of school age in 1911.
Embleton, Memorial Cross in Spitalford Cemetery (Source: newmp.org.uk)