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 Army Service Corps
Stanley (Harelaw) Cemetery, County Durham
Little information is available on Fettis from a search of the military records of Ancestry.co.uk other than his death was registered at Tynemouth, Northumberland, in June 1919. The date of death suggests he may have been a victim of the influenza pandemic which swept across the world between 1918-1920.
The CWGC record may suggest Fettis may have served with a Motor Transport Company.
Born about 1898, at Wooler, Northumberland, the son of John Fettis (b. about 1869; at Wooler; a Chimney Sweep) & his wife, Jane (b. about 1871; at Gospel Hall, Roxburgh, Scotland), of 20, Percy Avenue, Catchgate, Annfield Plain, County Durham.
Seven siblings: John James (b. about 1892; in 1911, a Painter); James (b. about 1894; in 1911, a Chimney Sweep); George (b. about 1896; in 1911, a Butcher); Queenie (b. about 1902); Robert (b. about 1904); William (b. about 1907); & Alfred (b. about 1908). The children were all born at Wooler. There had been an eighth sibling who, presumably, died in infancy.
In 1911, the family lived at Church Street, Wooler where they occupied three rooms.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Private James Fettis (Regimental service #220058; Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 6th (Service) Battalion; Died 28 March 1918).
Wooler War Memorial