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, 1/4th Battalion Territorial Force
Tyne Cot Memorial (Tyne Cot Cemetery)
Enlisted at Earlston (probably, should read Earsdon), Northumberland.
Born at Cross Hill, Whittingham, Northumberland about 1886, the son of William & Mary Ann (nÃ©e Alexander) Slassor.
In 1891, the family lived at Eslington Cottage, Whittingham. William (34) was a Shepherd. His wife was then 28 years old & they had three children - Slassor; Catherine V. (b. 1896) & William K. (10 months).
By 1901, aged 15, Slassor was working as a MasonÂ’s Labourer & still living in Eslington, Whittingham with his parents William, Margaret A (sic) & siblings Catherine; William; Isabella (8); Ursula (6); John (3); & Mary A. (1). His uncle, John Alex (62), a Road Labourer, was also in the household.
In 1911 Slassor's father worked as a Foreman Gardener & lived at Lilburn Tower, Alnwick, Northumberland where he was Head of the Household. Three other gardeners were living in the household.
In 1914, Slassor married Ann Scott in Tynemouth District. The CWGC website gives his wife as Annie Slassor of North Lodge Cottage, Blagdon, Seaton Burn.
Whittingham, Roll of Honour in St. BartholomewÂ’s Church Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone