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.
Northumberland Fusiliers, 13th (Service) Battalion
Enlisted at Amble, Northumberland.
Born on 16 January 1898, at Amble, 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); James (b. 24 August 1900; at Amble); & Kate (b. about 1908; at Amble).
In 1911, although still only 13 years-old, Turnbull was already working underground at a local coal colliery.
One of three sons lost: see, also, Boy Wireless Telegraphist James (Service #J76823; Royal Navy, HMS Ganges; Died 10 February 1918) & 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£44-4s-3d. She secured Probate for two brothers on the same day, for both Norman & James. Turnbull's address was given as 12, Ladbroke Street, Amble.
Amble, Dovecote Centre Amble War Memorial (Source: newmp.org.uk)