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.
Arthur Smails (N.B. Both CWGC & Soldiers Died… spell the surname as above but the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers Effects, 1901-1929 uses an e as the penultimate letter)
Smails (N.B. Both CWGC & 'Soldiers Died...' spell the surname as above but the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 uses an 'e' as the penultimate letter)
Northumberland Fusiliers, 22nd (Service) Battalion (3rd Tyneside Scottish)
Arras Memorial (Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery)
Enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Died, France & Flanders. The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) records the date & place of death as '21/24.3.18. Ecoust [a commune in the Pas-de-Calais dÃ©partment in Northern France] Officially accepted'. In other words, Smails will have been reported missing, his body was never found & he was never declared a prisoner of war.
Born at Rothbury, Northumberland, the son of Peter & Jane Smails, of 46, Chestnut Street, Ashington, Northumberland.
Husband of Margaret Jane Smails, of 46, Wilson Street, South Shields, County Durham.
Ashington War Memorial (Source: newmp.org.uk)