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, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force, 'A' Company
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
In a letter to his mother, one of Summerell's colleagues wrote:
'Â…He was one of a party repairing the wire entanglements, when he was shot in the back by a sniper. He was taken to the hospital, where he died three hours after being admitted, never regaining consciousness...'.
Died (of wounds received) at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station.
Son of Tom & Margaret Summerell, of Amble, Northumberland.
Widow & sole legatee, Margaret Summerell, of 13, Long Row, North Radcliffe, Northumberland. The Summerell's had two children.
W. Summerell is not listed on Radcliffe War Memorial however a W. Summerville is listed, as below, for whom there is no trace of a likely match on the CWGC & Ancestry.co.uk websites. Janet Brown (www.newmp.org.uk) wonders if this name may have been confused with that of W. Summerill, which appears a reasonable supposition.
Radcliffe War Memorial (N.B. See remarks in adjoing column.)