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.

John Hilton Elliott

John Hilton



Service Number:


Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force



Alnwick Cemetery, Northumberland

Service History:
Enlisted at Alnwick on 12 April 1915. Left Southampton on 31 October 1915 & arrived at La Havre on 1 November 1915. During the 4 months he was in France he was treated in the field several times for Bronchitis.

Elliott was sent back to England on 26 January 1916, to the Canadian Hospital at Taplow in Buckinghamshire. He was discharged on 19 February 1916. He was again hospitalised at the command depot from 12 April to 31 May 1916 because of Bronchitis & Emphysema.

Discharged from service on 14 June 1916 at York being no longer physically fit for war service. Although his Bronchitis had started some years earlier, it had been aggravated by exposure to cold & wet on active service. He was short of breath & unable to march. His military character was 'Very Good'.

Elliot does not appear on the Alnwick War Memorial but there is a J. H. Elliott on the Roll of Honour in the Northumberland Hall, which is probably him.

Born at Alnwick, the son of John & Elizabeth Elliott. He was 5ft 6ins tall, had grey eyes & light brown hair.

The 1891 Census records Elliott, aged 3, as living at Pottergate Place with father John, a Tobacconist, & mother Elizabeth, plus five siblings.

In 1911 Elliott was still living with his parents at Shields Yard, Alnwick & working as a ButcherÂ’s Assistant.

Pre-enlistment occupation: Cartman.

Local Memorial:
Alnwick, Roll of Honour in the Northumberland Hall (probably).