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.
Border Regiment, 8th (Service) Battalion
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Enlisted at Penrith, Cumberland.
Formerly 2439, Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry.
Died of wounds received.
Born at Linty Green, Durham, County Durham, the son of John R. & Jane G. Douglas.
Resident at Alston, Cumberland.
The connection with Amble is unclear although a brother with the initial M. may have lived at 9, George Street, Amble. Also, Douglas's brother John enlisted at Amble & is buried in Amble West Cemetery, & he's also commemorated on the headstone - see accompanying photograph.
One of two sons lost - see, also, Private John Douglas (Regimental service #108924; Durham Light Infantry, 27th Battalion Territorial Force; Died 9 July 1918).
(Possibly) Alnwick, Memorial Plaque in former premises of the DukeÂ’s School (Source: For Duke's School, Dudley George; August 2018) Amble War Memorial