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.
George H Trotter
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
A letter from his officer, Captain H. R. Smail said:
'It is with regret that I have to inform you of the death of your son, Private G. H. Trotter, which took place on the 29 May, at about 8 p.m. In looking over the parapet of our trench a stray bullet hit him on the head & death was instantaneous. We laid him to rest alongside a friend of his, Private Glass, & conducted a short service. A little cross, marks the spot. His deafness was a handicap to him, & that affliction had been made worse by a shell exploding near him a few days before. I was unaware he was deaf on leaving England & had intended on coming out of the trenches to see about his discharge. His effects will be sent home in due course. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Captain H. R. Smail, Captain. 7th N.F.'
(Source: 'In Memory of the Fallen: Amble & surrounding area'; Compiled by Jane Dargue, Jim Donnelly & Helen Lewis; 2014; pp. 10-11)
Son of William & Margaret Trotter, of Hope Terrace, Amble, Northumberland.
Amble War Memorial Alnwick War Memorial