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.
James Frederick Hood
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Combles Communal Cemetery Extension
Enlisted at Rothbury, Northumberland.
An earlier service number is mentioned in the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) - 1415.
The Registers also record Hood's date & place of death as 'On or since... Death presumed'.
Hood had been a Territorial soldier at the outbreak of war & had risen rapidly to hold the rank of Sergeant, although only 20 years of age. He died on a day on the Somme battlefield when the first use of tanks was made, in an attempt to break out of trench warwar. It was a day on which 1/7th Battalion took heavy casualties, suffering 43 officers & men killed, 74 missing & 226 wounded.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; pp. 55-56)
Son of Isabella Hood, of 4, Model Buildings, Rothbury, & the late James Hood.
Rothbury War Memorial