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 Fife, MM
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Solerino Farm Cemetery
Enlisted at Belford, Northumberland.
Formerly 7/1595, Northumberland Fusilers.
Landed in France on 21 April 1915, hence awarded the 1915 Star.
While serving under his former Regimental Service No. Fife was awarded a Military Medal - unfortunately, now, without further research it would not be easy to establish for what & when although an Ancestry.co.uk thread at ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/12712786/person/26676289516/facts?ssrc= would suggest it was awarded in 1916, possibly during the Somme offensive.
Born at Chatham, Northumberland - maybe, should be Chatton - the son of William & Mary Fife, of Twizell Mill, Belford, Northumberland.
Belford War Memorial Lucker, Memorial Cross Warrenford War Memorial (Source: For Lucker & Warrenford, newmp.org.uk)