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
Puchevillers British Cemetery
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Died at 44th Casualty Clearing Station (of wounds received).
Born about 1892-93, at Glanton, Northumberland, the eldest child of Walter Scott Thompson (b.1868 at Wandystead, Northumberland; a Carpenter), by his wife, Mary Jane (b.1870 at Tweedmouth, Northumberland) who were living at Front Street, Glanton at the time of their son's death.
In 1901 the family lived at Low Powburn. They were still there in 1911, living at Breamish Cottage.
Thompson had eight siblings: Susanna (b.1895 at Brandon White House); James A. (b.1897); Mary (b.1899); & Emily (b.1901); Frederick Walter Scott (b.1903); Samuel (b.1904), Elizabeth Jane (b.1906); & Walter Scott (b.1909), all born at Powburn.
In 1911, he was a General Labourer. Brother James was a Telegraph Messenger. All the younger children were at school except for Walter.
Glanton, Presbyterian Church Glanton, United Reform Church Whittingham, St Bartholomew's Church Roll of Honour Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone