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.
Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 1/4th Battalion Territorial Force
Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
Hunter's regimental number was close to those of William Fenwick & Peter Davidson, they may have been part of a local recruitment campaign.
Died as a Prisoner of War.
Born 1897 at Glanton, Northumberland, the son of Adam (b. 1867 at Wooler, a Carpenter & Joiner) & his wife Mary (nÃ©e Ross; b. 1870 at Glanton) Hunter.
In 1891 Hunter's father was lodging in Glanton with Edward Utterson, a Boot & Shoe Maker, & his wife Jane. Adam married Mary later that year.
In 1901 Hunter was living with his family at North Side, Whittingham, Northumberland. His father was still working as a Carpenter / Joiner. Hunter had an older sister, Sarah Ross (b. 1894 at Glanton), & a younger sister, Isabella (b. 1901 at Whittingham).
In 1911 the family was still living in Whittingham. Hunter's father was, then, an Estate Clerk of Works. There were two more children, Ethel (b. 1903) & Elizabeth (b. 1906). Sarah, age 17, had no occupation & the younger children, including Hunter, were still at school.
Glanton, Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour Glanton, United Reform Church (Source: For Glanton URC, newmp.org.uk) Whittingham, Roll of Honour in St. BartholomewÂ’s Church Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone