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 William Carss
Royal Naval Reserve, HM Drifter Jeannie Murray
Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent
Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action.
Born 8 April, 1886, the eldest son of Jane Carss (b. about 1855 at Whittingham, Northumberland), of Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, & the late John Carss (b. about 1856 at Embleton; in 1911, a coastal Fisherman).
Before Naval Service, Carss was an Inshore Fisherman, as were two younger brothers, Robert L. (22 in 1911), & James C. (19). He also had a sister, Elizabeth Mary, 17.
Husband of Jessie Watson (formerly Carss; nÃ©e Thompson), of 5, Sunny Bra, Embleton, Northumberland. The marriage took place during the Second Quarter of 1917.
Embleton, Memorial Cross in Spitalford Cemetery (Source: newmp.org.uk)