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.
John Thomas Wintrip
East Lancashire Regiment, 2/4th Battalion Territorial
Tyne Cot Memorial (Tyne Cot Cemetery)
Enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Killed in action at Zonnebecke.
The photograph sourced from 'The Valley Remembers' (Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; p. 52) clearly shows Wintrip with 2 stripes, which suggests he may have been a Corporal, at least for a time...! Neither CWGC nor Ancestry.co.uk records make reference to Corporal.
Born & resided at Rothbury, Northumberland, the son of George Wintrip (a Cartwright & Joiner) by his wife Eleanor (nÃ©e Rutherford), of 2, Model Buildings, Rothbury.
Known as Tom to his family & Jack to his friends, Wintrip worked first in Rothbury as a Draper's Assistant but by the outbreak of war had married & was living in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he worked as a Tailor's Shop Assistant for Bainbridge's, claimed to be the world's first department store, with a staff of 600 by the end of the nineteenth century.
By the time of his death Wintrip was one of the longest serving members of the Newcastle Branch of the National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen & Clerks, a forerunner of today's Union of Shop, Distributive & Allied Workers.
Husband of the late Annie Jessie Wintrip.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; pp. 51-52)
Rothbury War Memorial