World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1Generally 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 M Wanless
Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment), 1st Battalion
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Formerly 29939, Leicestershire Regiment.
Born at Alnwick, the son of Thomas & Eleanor Wanless who occupied the Plough Hotel, Bondgate Without, Alnwick at the time of the 1911 Census. Thomas was the Proprietor & Livery Stable Keeper.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Barman.
The Plough Hotel had 17 rooms & there were three Wanless children: Robert (29); Catherine (18); & Archbold J. (7). In addition, there was a step-son, Albert F. Cairns (17); a step-daughter, Eva Cairns (15); an uncle, James Mole (77); 2 boarders; & 3 servants.
Alnwick War Memorial Alnwick, Memorial Plaque in former premises of the DukeÂ’s School (Source: For Duke's School, Dudley George; August 2018)