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
Enlisted at Bedlington, Northumberland.
Died of wounds received.
Born in the early part of 1886, at Amble, Northumberland, one of ten children of James (a Miner) & Ellenor Brooks.
The family surname sometimes appears as 'Brookes', depending on source.
Brooks married Mary Ford in 1908. They had four children - James; Archer; Maggie; & Laura.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Coal Miner.
The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) lists Brooke's sole legatee as his wife, Mary.
Bedlington, Memorial Cross (Source: newmp.org.uk)