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 Farrow Douglas (N.B. The UK Service Medals & Award Rolls, 1914-1920 spells the surname Douglass.)
Douglas (N.B. The U.K., Service Medals & Award Rolls, 1914-1920 spells the surname Douglass.)
Northumberland Fusiliers, 20th (Service) Battalion (1st Tyneside Scottish)
Enlisted at Amble, Northumberland.
Born in 1873, at Broomhill, Northumberland, the second son of Selby Douglas (b. about 1850, at Togston, Northumberland; a Coal Miner) by his wife, Mary A. (also born about 1850, at Wide Open, Northumberland). The 1881 Census records five sons ranging in age from 9 years old down to 5 months, all of who were born at Broomhill.
N.B. The family's surname was spelt Duglass in the 1881 Census.
By 1891 the family had expanded to ten sons, the four eldest joining their father as Coal Miners.
Husband of Frances Douglas (nÃ©e Logan), who he married on 12 June 1897, at Amble, Northumberland. Four children are recorded in the 1911 Census - daughters Mary Ann Logan (14; born at Hirst, Northumberland) & Margaret (4; born at Radcliffe), & sons G. Noran (12) & Albert E. (5; also born at Radcliffe).
Radcliffe War Memorial