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.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st Battalion
Hooge Crater Cemetery
Enlisted at Bedlington, Northumberland.
Formerly 2764, South Irish Horse
Born in 1894, at Rothbury, Northumberland, the eldest child of Samuel John (b. about 1873) & Jane Crosby (b. about 1871), of 35, South Row, Bedlington Colliery, Northumberland.
In 1911, Crosby (16) was single, living at home with his parents & siblings: Walter Murray (14); Jane Elizabeth (12); Samuel John (10); Robert (9); & Richard (1).
Crosby & his brother, Walter Murray, were both Underground Colliery Workers, driving ponies. Their father was a Gardener working for the colliery. His other siblings were all at school.
Husband of Nora Crosby (nÃ©e Cole), of 203, Victoria Terrace, Bedlington Colliery, who he married in the third quarter of 1915.
Bedlington Station, Memorial Plaque in St. John the Evangelist Church (Source: newmp.org.uk)