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.

William Lawrence Young

William Lawrence



Service Number:


Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 7th (Extra Reserve) Battalion


Thiepval Memorial

Service History:
Previously served with the Royal Fusiliers 2nd (29/9/16-12/10/16), 11th (Service) (13/10/16-24/5/17), & 13th (Reserve) Battalions (21/9/17-23/9/17), before joining the 7th (Extra Reserve) Battalion on 24 September, 1917. His whereabouts between 25/5/17 & 20/9/17 are unknown.
(Source: UK, WW1 Service Medal & Award Rolls, 1914-1920, available via

Born about 1881, at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, son of the late William Young (b. about 1848, also at Newcastle; in 1881 a Chemical & Metal Merchant; in 1891 a Coal Merchant & Ship Owner; d. between the 1891 & 1901 Censuses), by his wife Selina (b. about 1850, at Willington, Northumberland; in 1911, a person of private means), of Aldersyde, Alnwick, Northumberland.

There's no obvious trace of Young on the 1911 Census. In 1901 he was a Bank Clerk.

The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via records the Grantees for Young's 'Effects', including War Gratuity, as Miss Constance J. (Jane) Young (a younger sister; b. about 1884) & James Arnott. The sum received was £11-16s-5d, including £8-10s War Gratuity.

Young had three older sisters: Ada Katharine (b. about 1875); Florence Elizabeth (b. about 1877); & Lena Mary (b. about 1879).

One of three sons lost - see, also, Captain Arthur Cecil Young (Northumberland Fusiliers, 16th [Service] Battalion [Newcastle]; Died 1 July 1916), & Lieutenant Charles Edward Young (Military Labour Corps; Died 17 December 1918).

Local Memorial:
Alnwick War Memorial Alnwick, St. Michael's Church, Brass Plaque to the 3 brothers