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.
Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment, 26th (Service) Battalion (Bankers)
Zantvoorde British Cemetery
Enlisted Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Entered theatre of war 26/09/1914.
Formerly RTS/2807, Army Service Corps.
Born about 1888 at Powburn, Northumberland, the son of William & Margaret Thompson.
The 1891 Census records William Snr., 46, as a Rabbit Catcher. His wife was 38 years old & they had five children - George (14); James (12); Margaret (10); Frances Jane (7); & William (3).
The only change of note in the 1901 Census was that older brother George was also working as a Rabbit Catcher.
Thompson was residing at Brampton, Cumberland at time of enlistment. He left a wife, Margaret, who lived at Victoria Street, Low Pittington, Durham.
Whittingham, Roll of Honour at St. BartholomewÂ’s Church Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone Branton Presbyterian Roll of Honour Eglingham Cross Glanton, United Reform Church (Source: For Eglingham & Glanton, newmp.org.uk)