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.
Robert Henry Turnbull
Royal Garrison Artillery, 15th Siege Battery
Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1
Enlisted at Amble, Northumberland.
Died of wounds received.
Born about 1886, at Alnmouth, Northumberland, the oldest son of Cuthbert & Catherine Turnbull.
Five siblings: Thomas A. (b. about 1888; at Alnmouth; a Miner); Jane R. (b. about 1893; at Amble); Norman (b. 16 January 1898; at Amble; a Miner); James (b. 24 August 1900; at Amble); & Kate (b. about 1908; at Amble).
One of three sons lost: see, also, Boy Wireless Telegraphist James (Service #J76823; Royal Navy, HMS Ganges; Died 10 February 1918) & Private Norman Turnbull (Regimental service #18632; Northumberland Fusiliers, 13th [Service] Battalion; Died 18 July 1916).
Husband of Jane Turnbull (b. about 1888; at Amble), of 29, Gordon Street, Amble. They married about 1908 & had at least one child - Cuthbert was born in 1910.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Coal Trimmer (working on vessels in Warkworth Harbour).
Probate was granted at Newcastle upon Tyne on 4 December 1916 to Jane for 'Effects' valued at Â£173-11s-5d.
Amble War Memorial