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.

Joseph John Tindall

Joseph John



Service Number:


Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/4th Battalion Territorial Force



St. Stephen's Church, Fylingdales, Yorkshire

Service History:
Enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers whilst his brother, George Robinson Tindall, who had remained at Robin Hood's Bay, enlisted in the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1/7th Battalion (Leeds Rifles) Territorial Force. George died on 25 October 1917, of wounds received.

Between 12-24 April 1917 the Northumberland Fusiliers 1/4th Battalion T.F. was engaged in fighting at Wancourt Ridge, near Arras, & Tindall was a casualty of the heavy shelling on Easter Tuesday. He was buried alive but was dug out 'somewhat damaged' (to his face & upper body).

Although Tindall recovered his injuries were sufficiently severe to prevent him from being returned to active service, & at the beginning of 1918 he was stationed at the Regimental Depot.

Tindall became a victim of the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic. He died in hospital at Hornsea, Yorkshire, of pneumonia following influenza.
(Source: 'Felton War Memorial: The Men behind the names'; Eleanor George [formerly Hall]; 2009; p. 21)

Born in 1886, at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, the third of eight children of Frank Robert Tyndall & his wife Rose (née Tunstill).

Tindall began his working life as an Errand Boy for the Postal Service at Robins Hood Bay before moving to Felton as a Postman in 1911, where he boarded with Isabella Dobson who ran a grocery store at Bridge End.
(Source: 'Felton War Memorial: The Men behind the names'; Eleanor George [formerly Hall]; 2009; p. 21)

Local Memorial:
Felton War Memorial incorporating Acton, Eshott, Swarland & Thirston