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.
James Joseph Thompson
Northumberland Fusiliers, 22nd (Service) Battalion (3rd Tyneside Scottish)
Arras Memorial (Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery)
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Formerly 7/3166, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Born about 1880 at Shilbottle, Northumberland, the son of Joseph & Isabella A. M. Thompson. Joseph was a Coal Miner, & he also had 5Â½ acres of land.
The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) records Thompson's wife as Ann. The 1911 Census records them having 2 sons - Joseph Robert, aged 3, & Robert Huntly, aged 11 months.
Like his father, Thompson was a Coal Miner Hewer. The family lived at 6, Duke Street, Alnwick.
Alnwick War Memorial Shilbottle, St. James' Church Shilbottle War Memorial