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.
York & Lancaster Regiment, 1/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion
Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge
Enlisted at Shilbottle, Northumberland.
Formerly 43479, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Died at No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station (of bomb wounds received to hands, legs, & feet).
Born 1882, at Newton on the Moor, Northumberland, the youngest son of John Trobe (a Farm Labourer), by his wife, Elizabeth (nÃ©e Tait), of Hartlaw, Acklington, Northumberland.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Rabbit Catcher.
Husband of Catherine Ann Trobe (nÃ©e Hutchison or Hutchinson depending on source; b. 1884; d. 1923 at Newcastle upon Tyne), of 9, Church Street, Amble, Northumberland. They had a son, James Tait Trobe, born in 1904 before their marriage, & four daughters - Elizabeth (b. 1905); Mary (b. 1906); Margaret (b. 1907); & Annie Isabella (b. 1908). They were married on 7 December 1904, at Warkworth, Northumberland.
The 1911 Census records the family living in 3 rooms at Sturton Grange, Warkworth.
(Source: 'Portraits of War...'; Edited & compiled by June Watson; Wildgoose Press; 2016; pp. 109-110)
Acklington, St. John the Divine Church Amble War Memorial Warkworth War Memorial, by St Lawrence's Church