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.
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 28th Company
Tyne Cot Memorial (Tyne Cot Cemetery)
Enlisted at Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Formerly 19703, Highland Light Infantry.
Falla's service records are available from Ancestry.co.uk however they are heavily damaged & difficult to interpret.
Falla was born in 1892, at Belford, Northumberland, the second son of Thomas (b. about 1847; at Belford; a Slater) & Mary J. (b. about 1854; at Spittal, Northumberland) Falla.
Three siblings: Mary J. (b. about 1883); John (b. about 1890); & Selby (b. at the end of 1900 or in 1901). All were born at Belford.
In 1911, Falla was a Footman (Domestic) at Beaufront Castle, Hexham.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Bank Clerk (or so it appears from Falla's service records, which are heavily damaged).
Belford War Memorial (Source: newmp.org.uk)