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.
Cheshire Regiment, 9th (Service) Battalion
Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Formerly 1595, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Died of wounds received.
In a letter of condolence to Frazer's wife, who was living at Hampton Court, Morpeth, Northumberland when she received it, 2nd Lieutenant wrote:
'I am very sorry to inform you that your husband died from wounds received from a German shell on October 1st. He was with a Lewis gun team at the time, when a shell fell into the middle of them, killing three & wounding the remainder. He was taken to hospital as soon as he was hit & I know that everything possible was done for him.
He has been with this Coy. quite a long time & his loss is felt very much by officers & comrades. I feel there is very little I can do to help you during such a time as this, in fact there does not seem anything at all.
You will probably wish to know where your husband was buried; his grave is at Locre. I shall be very glad to tell you anything I possibly can if you will let me know what it is.'
Born at Amble, Northumberland.
Resident at Guide Post, Choppington, Northumberland.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Choppington Colliery, probably a Miner.
The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) records Frazer's wife as Hannah, & her grandparents as John & Catherine Cairns, of Middle Greens, Morpeth.
Choppington, Memorial Monument, Cyprus Westgreen Choppington, 1914-1918 Reredos in St. Paul's Church (Source: newmp.org.uk)