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.
King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Batallion
Carnoy Military Cemetery
Enlisted at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.
Born about 1895, at Elilaw, Northumberland, the second son of Thomas Grey (b. at Longhoughton; a Horseman & Shepherd on farms), by his wife, Jane Grey (nÃ©e Dodds; b. in Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland), of Wooden Farm, Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Grey was one of seven children. His sibling were: Olive Mary (b. 1892; at Alnwick; a Farm Servant); Mark (b. 1893; at Elilaw, Northumberland; a Horseman); Annie (b. 1894; at Elilaw; a Farm Servant); John (b. 1897; at Newton Barns; near Embleton; a Farm Labourer); Thomas (b. 1900; at Newton Barns; in 1911, still at school); & Jannie (b. 1902; otherwise same as for Thomas).
Educated at Newton-by-the-Sea School with his siblings but, unlike some of them, he did not go on to Embleton School. Once he finished his education he worked as a Shepherd.
Native of Ellingham, Northumberland.
(Source: 'The Fallen of Embleton 1914-1919'; Written & researched by Terry Howells, Mary Kibble, & Monica Cornall; pp. 24-27)
One of two sons lost: see, also, Lance-Corporal John Grey (Regimental service #291101; Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force; Died 14 November 1916).
Amble War Memorial