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.
Northumberland Fusiliers, 9th (Service) Battalion
Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery
Born in 1895, at Brinkheugh, Brinkburn, Northumberland, the son of Alexander (b.1865, at Belford, Northumberland) & Elizabeth (b.1869, at Marley Knowe, Coupland, Cumberland) Youll. They were living at Northgate, Morpeth at the time of their son's death.
In 1901, Alexander, a Freestone Quarryman, & Elizabeth were living at Newhouses Cottage, Brinkburn High Ward, Rothbury. They had three children: Mary J. (b.1891, at Throphill, near Morpeth, Northumberland); Youll; & Hannah Tait (b.1900 at Newhouses).
At some point, the family also lived at Crawley Tower, Powburn.
In 1911 Youll, a Farm Labourer, was living with his parents Alexander, now a Farm Labourer, & Elizabeth, & Hannah at Hagg, Causey Park.
On 24 May 1917, a month after his death, the following notice appeared in the 'Newcastle Journal': 'YOULL in loving memory of Private Isaac Youll Northumberland Fusiliers, beloved son of Alexander & Elizabeth Youll, Northgate, Morpeth. Killed in action April 23rd 1917. He gave his life for King and Country.'
The following year, on 25 April 1919, in the 'Morpeth Herald': 'YOULL - Though death divides, memory clings. Father, Mother, Brother & Sisters.' It's unclear where the reference to 'Brother' fits in.
Morpeth, Roll of Honour in the Parochial Memorial Hall in Dark Lane, Morpeth Ulgham, on the Cross at St. JohnÂ’s Churchyard