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.
Boy Wireless Telegraphist
Royal Navy, HMS Ganges
Shotley (St. Mary) Churchyard, near Harwich, Suffolk
Died from disease.
Born on 24 August 1900, at Morpeth, Northumberland, the son of Cuthbert & Catherine Turnbull.
Five siblings: Robert Henry (b. about 1886; at Alnmouth; a Coal Trimmer at Warkworth Harbour); Thomas A. (b. about 1888; at Alnmouth; a Miner); Jane Rutter (b. about 1893; at Amble); Norman (b. 16 January 1898; at Amble; a Miner); & Kate (b. about 1908; at Amble).
One of three sons lost: see, also, Private Norman Turnbull (Regimental service #18632; Northumberland Fusiliers, 13th [Service] Battalion; Died 18 July 1916) & Gunner Robert Henry Turnbull (Regimental service #61796; Royal Garrison Artillery, 15th Siege Battery; Died 25 April 1916).
Probate was granted at Newcastle upon Tyne on 29 November 1922, to Jane Rutter Scott (wife of John Robert Scott & Turnbull's older sister) for 'Effects' valued at Â£48-15s. She secured probate for two brothers on the same day, for both James & Norman. Turnbull's address was given as 11, Plessey Road, New Delaval, Northumberland.
Amble War Memorial