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.
Royal Engineers, 88th Field Company
Baghdad North Gate Cemetery, Iraq
Enlisted at Amble, Northumberland in March 1916.
In July 1916 Jeffrey was sent to the eastern theatre of war, sailing on HMS Ulysses (a Royal Navy modified R-class destroyer built by William Doxford & Sons in Sunderland; launched 24 March 1917; Sunk following a collision in fog on 29 October 1918 with the SS Ellerie in the Firth of Clyde, fortunately without loss of life).
He spent 12 days at Bombay before sailing to Basra, finally joining his unit on 8 October.
On 23 June 1917 Jeffrey was reported sick in hospital. He died of appendicitus a week later.
(Sources: Royal Navy; Photo Ship; en.wikipedia.org. Also, 'Felton War Memorial: The Men behind the names'; Eleanor George [formerly Hall]; 2009; p. 30)
Born in 1889, at Felton, Northumberland, the eldest child of Thomas Scott Jeffrey (a Slater & Plasterer in the family business in a workshop near the end of the bridge in West Thirston), by his wife, Jane Alice Jeffrey (nÃ©e Watts).
(Source: 'Felton War Memorial: The Men behind the names'; Eleanor George [formerly Hall]; 2009; p. 30)
Felton War Memorial incorporating Acton, Eshott, Swarland & Thirston