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, 13th (Service) Battalion
St. Sever Cemetery & Extension, Rouen.
Died of wounds received.
Born in 1896, at Wooler, Northumberland, the youngest of twelve children of John Thompson & his wife Isabella (nÃ©e Rogerson).
John Thompson died in 1897 or thereabouts, shortly followed by his wife, perhaps in 1899 or 1900. Thereafter, Thompson, along with several siblings, was raised by his maternal grandmother until he was 10, when she died.
In 1911, he was a Farm Labourer at Lowick, Northumberland, living with his eldest sister's family.
(Source: John Thompson; Great nephew; June 2018)
Wooler War Memorial