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.
Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Battalion
Estaires Communal Cemetery & Extension
Received his commission in the Royal Irish Rifles from the Militia on 15 May 1897, becoming Lieutenant in the following year (10 August 1898) & Captain on 10 February 1904.
At the time of the South African War he was serving with the 1st Battalion at Calcutta, so did not take part in the campaign. He continued to serve in India until 1905, when he came home for duty at the Depot at Belfast.
On 19 December 1911, Allgood was appointed Adjutant of the 4th Battalion (Special Reserve), which appointment he gave up on retiring from the Army in February 1914, when he joined the Reserve of Officers.
On the outbreak of war with Germany, Allgood was called up for service with the 3rd Battalion, but later went to the Front with his old battalion, the 1st, on 7 November 1914.
He was shot through the heart on 7 December 1914, while seeing his men into safety on returning to the trenches near Ypres.
(Sources: 'The Bond of Sacrifice'; Volume 1, August to December 1914; Page 6. Also 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-18'; Part 2; p.5)
Disembarkation date was 5 November 1914, as such Allgood was awarded the 1914 Star as well as the British War 1914-18 & Allied Victory medals.
Born on 11 February 1874, the second son of the late Major General Allgood, C.B., Indian Army, latterly Chief Constable of Northumberland.
Educated at Eton.
Allgood was very fond of hunting, polo & all sport, & he was a member of the Naval & Military Club.
In April 1913, Allgood married Isa Cochrane (nÃ©e Bayley), daughter of the late Arthur Bayley & Mrs. Herbert Lyde. Left a daughter, Miss B. Allgood, born August 1914.
(Source: 'The Bond of Sacrifice'; Volume 1, August to December 1914; Page 6)
Allgood's medals were sent to Mrs. Sherief, Pendoggett House, Timsbury, Near Bath, in 1922.
(Source: British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards. 1914-1920 [available via Ancestry.co.uk])
Alnwick & County Gazette', 19 December 1914