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.
Australian Imperial Force, 47th Battalion
Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Enlisted in September 1915, at Claremont, Tasmania.
Within a year of enlistment, in September 1916, Hounam was promoted Sergeant & only two months later he died during the Battle of PoziÃ¨res.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; p.46)
Born at Rothbury, Northumberland, the son of John Stephen & Ada Hounam.
At the turn of the twentieth century, Hounam had worked as a Servant at Star House, Rothbury & had later served a five-year apprenticeship as a Draper with Dixon Brothers in Rothbury.
At some time before 1911, he emigrated to Australia, setting up home with his wife, Phoebe, & daughter, Joan, in Queen Street, Burnie, Tasmania.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; p. 46)
Rothbury War Memorial