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.
Durham Light Infantry, 11th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers), 'D' Company
Roye New British Cemetery
Enlisted at Durham City, County Durham.
Died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
Born in 1888, at Durham City, County Durham, the son of Edward Thew (a Foreman at a Laundry), by his wife, Elizabeth (nÃ©e Archer) Thew.
Thew's occupation was a Road Goods Guard for North East Railway.
In 1901 he lived with his uncle, Luke Thew, at 7, Pit Row, Old Elvet, Durham, along with his sister, Elizabeth, & brother, Luke. In 1911 he lived at 1, Chapel Passage, Old Elvet, Durham.
When he was 23, on 29 June 1912, Thew married Mary Ann Gates, of 14, Fry Street, Durham at Durham Registry Office. Mary Ann remarried after his death. CWGC lists her as Mary Ann Cox (formerly Thew), of 99, Fairview Road, Stamford Hill, London.
N.B. The connection with Warkworth is uncertain but a family named Thew lived on The Butts in 1918.
(Source: 'Portraits of War...'; Edited & compiled by June Watson; Wildgoose Press; 2016; p. 85)
Warkworth War Memorial, by St Lawrence's Church