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.
Matthew John Stanton
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Bazentin-le-Petit Communal Cemetery & Extension
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Died of wounds received.
Born in 1896 at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, the eldest son of the late John Richard Taylor & Margaret (nÃ©e Renner) Stanton.
Stanton's father was born about 1870 at Boulmer, Northumberland where his grandfather, Matthew, was a fisherman. His mother was born in 1869 at Newbiggin. His parents married in 1893 & they had four sons.
Stanton's brothers were John R. (b. 1899); George (b. 1900); & Richard R. (b. 1903). The boys were all born at Newbiggin.
His mother died in 1905. While living at Newbiggin, his father was a Coal Miner but by 1911 he & his children had moved back to Boulmer where they lived at 5, Boulmer Village. His father, then, was 41 years-old, a widower working as a Stonebreaker at the local whinstone quarry.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Whinstone Stonebreaker.
Boulmer, Memorial Hall Plaque Longhoughton War Memorial Longhoughton, St. Peter & St. Paul Church Roll of Honour