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.
King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Battalion
Le Touret Memorial (Le Touret Military Cemetery)
Enlisted on 4 December, 1912, at Kelso, Roxboroughshire, Scotland.
Killed in action at La BassÃ©e on 13 October, 1914.
(Source: 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18'; Part 2; Page 317)
Born about 1894, at Alnwick, Northumberland, lived at Kelso, Roxboroughshire.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Farm Labourer.
The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) records Wilson's mother as Jane. Also recorded are a sister, Agnes, & brother, Hugh.
The 1901 Census reveals that Jane, then 30 years old (born at Wooler, Northumberland) & her three children were living as Paupers at Alnwick Union Workhouse. Wilson was 7 years old; Hugh 8 (born at Alnwick); & Agnes 5 (born at Bellingham, Northumberland).
Alnwick War Memorial