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.
East Yorkshire Regiment, 8th (Service) Battalion
Alwinton (St. Michael's) Churchyard
Enlisted 29 September 1914 at Alnwick, Northumberland. Clement was 19Â½ year of age at the time of enlistment.
Died from Hodgkin's Disease at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. N.B. 'Soldiers Died...' records the date of death as 13 May 1916.
N.B. Stephenson's service records are available via Ancestry.co.uk.
Born in 1895, at Netherton, lived at Rothbury, both in Northumberland. Youngest son of John R. Stephenson (b.1854 at Rothbury) & Isabella (nÃ©e Thornton?; b.1858 at Cambo).
An unmarried Farm Labourer.
Stephenson's father died in 1906, aged 52.
Stephenson's widowed mother lived variously at Great Ryle, Scainwood & Elilaw & had five other children who lived & worked in & around Belford, Glanton & Whittingham. Stephenson was her youngest son & seven months after his death another son, George, pre-war a Shepherd, died of nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys) while on active service in France. Another son, John Robert (Stephenson), also served on the Western Front.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Rifleman George Stephenson (Regimental service #C/12324; King's Royal Rifle Corps, 21st [Service] Battalion [Yeoman Rifles]; Died 28 December 1916).
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Published by Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014)
Alnham, St. Michael's Church