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, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Etaples Military Cemetery
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Died of wounds received.
Born about 1883 at Bank House, Acklington, Northumberland, the son of Esther Cairns (b. 1854, at Embleton, Northumberland) & the late John Cairns.
The 1901 Census records Esther as a Widow living at Birchwood Hall Cottages, Newstead, Lucker, with four sons - John (24); James L. (19); Cairns (18); & George N. (16) - & a daughter, Annie (22). All four boys were employed as Hind's, i.e., horse workers.
The 1911 Census records Cairns living with his mother, sister & brother, George William, at Newham, Chathill, Northumberland. He was still employed as a Farm Hand / Hind.
Lucker, Memorial Cross (Source: newmp.org.uk)