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.
Royal Field Artillery, 'A' Battery, 147th Brigade
Maroc British Cemetery
Enlisted in December 1914 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Died of wounds received. Had once before been wounded.
In a letter from the Major commanding the R.F.A. Brigade, dated 2 July, he says:
'I much regret having to inform you that your son, Corporal Arries, was fatally wounded in action on 26 June. It was a result of shellfire. He was a signaller on duty at the telephone at the battery that evening. The battery was in action at the time. The enemy opened fired on us & killed your son & a Lieutenant who was alongside of him. He was buried on the morning of the 28th in the British cemetery & his grave has been registered so that it can be discovered at any time. The officers & men all join me in the sending their heartfelt sympathy in your great loss. Your son had just been promoted bombardier & had constantly done most excellent work.'
Youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. John (?) Arries who lived at Lower Howick Street, Alnwick.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Employed by Shilbottle Coal Company, presumably as a Coal Miner.
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