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, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Contay British Cemetery, Contay
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Died of wounds received.
Other than for the fact Tweedy enlisted at Alnwick, establishing a stronger connection to the district has proved to be elusive.
Ancestry.co.uk's records for James Tweedy can be confusing. There is a record of the marriage, at Alnwick, of a James G. Tweedy to one Sarah. J. Knox during the second quarter of 1916.
Ancestry.co.uk's search engine suggests one possible candidate born about 1894, at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, the son of William Tweedy (b. about 1861, at Newcastle; in 1901, a Travelling Draper), by his wife, Elizabeth (b. about 1863, at St. Anthony's, Newcastle).
In 1901, this Tweedy had two older brothers, an older sister, & three younger brothers - Edward (16; a Butcher's Apprentice); William (15; a Draper's Apprentice); Janet (12); Robert (5); Percy (4); & Harold (2). All siblings were born in or around Newcastle except Harold (Felling, County Durham). The family, then, lived at 100, High Street, Felling.
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