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, 8th (Service) Battalion
Hill 10 Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Died of wounds received, Mediterranean.
Born about 1891, at Rothbury, Northumberland, the son of James & the late Hannah Smith, of 14, Bullen Green, Morpeth, Northumberland.
In 1911, the family lived at 13, Bullen Green. James (53) was a Farm Labourer; his wife appears to have been 48; Smith & a younger brother, John James (15), were both Colliery Labourers (Underground), & the youngest brother, William (12) was still at school.
Smith was the husband of Lucy Mabel Smith, of Mill House, Dam Side, Morpeth. Children are mentioned but not specified in the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk).
(Possibly) Mitford, Memorial Plaque in St. Mary Magdalene Church (Source: newmp.org.uk)