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, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper
Enlisted in 1914, along with his brother, at Alnwick, Northumberland.
The family story is that Skelton was killed when he answered a continuous call of 'Bob' made by who he thought was one of his comrades in trouble. He put his head over the trench parapet to see who was calling to him only to be shot by a German sniper through the head. He was buried where he fell.
(Source: 'In Memory of the Fallen: Amble & surrounding area'; Compiled by Jane Dargue, Jim Donnelly & Helen Lewis; 2014; p. 13)
Born in 1889, at Jarrow-on-Tyne, County Durham.
Husband of Margaret Jackson (formerly Skelton), of 2, Greenfield Terrace, Amble, Northumberland.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Coal Miner.
Chevington & Broomhill War Memorial, St. John's Churchyard East Chevington Institute (Source: For Institute, newmp.org.uk)