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.

Henry Hetherington




Service Number:


Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force, 'F' Company.



Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper

Service History:
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.

Born about 1882, at Alnwick, the son of Thomas (b. about 1850, at Alnwick; a Labourer at a Whinstone Quarry) & Catherine (also b. about 1850) Hetherington. N.B. The 1911 Census appears to record Thomas's wife as Jane but there's no obvious reason to doubt she's the same person as recorded in the 1901 Census.

Hetherington was one of eleven children, eight of who were still alive in 1911. In 1901, he was still living with his parents & an older brother, William (b. about 1880); a younger brother, George (b. about 1891); & an older married sister, Mary Thompson (b. about 1877). Then, he & William were Agricultural Labourers. All of Hetherington's siblings were born at Alnwick.

Husband of Elizabeth Rose Hetherington (b. about 1882, at Falkirk, Midlothian, Scotland), of Ilderton Farm, Wooperton, Northumberland. In 1911 they lived at High Hobberlaw, Denwick, Alnwick. They were married in 1901 & had four children in 1911 - Elizabeth (8); Henrietta (6); John (3); & Thomas (10 months) - all were born at Denwick.

Hetherington was a Forester.

The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via records Hetherington's sole legatee as his widow, Elizabeth, who may have remarried when the War Gratuity was paid in 1920 - she is recorded as Elizabeth Hall.

Uncle of Private Thomas Alexander Hetherington who died of wounds on 2 July 1916 (Regimental service #21/1629; Northumberland Fusiliers, 21st [Service] Battalion [2nd Tyneside Scottish]).

Local Memorial:
Alnwick War Memorial (N.B. There is only one H. Hetherington listed on the War Memorial & it's unclear if this will be Corporal Harry or Private Henry, probably the latter given the relationship with Thomas Alexander Hetherington.)