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.
David James Blyth Egdell
David James Blyth
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Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Battalion
Ploegsteert Memorial (Berks Cemetery Extension)
Enlisted at Waylford (N.B. Whereabouts uncertain).
Born on 5 September 1891, the son of Robert & Thomasina (variously Thomasine & Thomason) Blythe Egdell, of Kirk's Buildings, New Row, Alnwick, Northumberland.
N.B. CWGC records Egdell's age as 25.
One of four sons lost: see, also, Acting Petty Officer Thomas (Tommy) Egdell, DCM; Corporal John Egdell; & Lance-Corporal Edward Walker Egdell. A younger brother, George William, also served - he was wounded on 26 April 1915.
(Source: Rose Knox of Belper, Derbyshire; September 2017)
Alnwick War Memorial