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.
Henry Archbold Wilson
Mercantile Marine, SS Marquette (West Hartlepool)
Tower Hill Memorial, London
Drowned as result of attack by enemy submarine.
SS Marquette was a British troopship of 7,057 tons which was torpedoed & sunk in the Aegean Sea 36 nautical miles (67 km) south of Salonika, Greece by the German submarine U-35, with the loss of 167 lives.
The ship was originally planned as the SS Boadicea, for the Wilson & Furness-Leyland Line, but was acquired by the Atlantic Transport Line shortly after completion to replace ships requisitioned during the SpanishÂ–American War. She made a single voyage under the name Boadicea, & was renamed Marquette on 15 September 1898.
Born about 1877, at Chatham, Kent, the son of Hannah Wilson, of Prudhoe Court, Alnwick, Northumberland, & the late John Wilson.
Alnwick War Memorial