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 Edward Cunnington
Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), 2/5th Battalion Territorial Force
Ploegsteert Memorial (Berks Cemetery Extension)
Enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, on 7 July 1915 at the age of 26.
Formerly 8345, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Born 1888 at Ravensworth, Gateshead, resided at Whittingham, Northumberland, the son of Edward (b.1851 in Rutland) & his wife Jane Isabella (nÃ©e Redhead?; b.1857 at Rothbury, Northumberland) Cunnington.
In 1901 the family was living at the Castle Inn, Whittingham, where Cunnington's father was the Innkeeper. Also living at the address were his younger sisters, Gertrude (b.1892) & May (b.1895), & Margaret Sinclair (14), a Domestic Servant born in the village in 1887.
In 1911 Edward Cunnington was still the Inn Proprietor at the Castle Inn, assisted by his wife & two daughters. They had a new servant girl, Mary Jane Hornaby, aged 15, born in Norfolk, & Cunnington's paternal Aunt Hannah, a Ladies Maid, was living with them.
Pre-war occupation: Architect & Surveyor.
Whittingham, Roll of Honour in St. BartholomewÂ’s Church Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone Whittingham Memorial Hall Plaque