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 Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment, 20th (Service) Battalion (3rd Public School)
Nieuport Memorial, West Vlaanderen
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Formerly S/4/125563, Royal Army Service Corps.
The UK, WW1 Service Medal & Award Rolls, 1914-1920 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) records Gelson's rank during part of his service with the RASC as Acting Corporal but a case of misconduct resulted in him reverting to Private.
Died of wounds received.
Born at, & resident of Alnwick, the son of Thomas & Mary Ann Gelson, of Ogle Terrace, Alnwick.
In 1911, Gelson was a Butcher's Apprentice.
(Source: Dudley George; August 2018)
Alnwick War Memorial Alnwick, Memorial Plaque in former premises of the DukeÂ’s School (Source: For Duke's School, Dudley George; August 2018)