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.
East Lancashire Regiment, 8th (Service) Battalion
Arras Memorial (Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery), Bay 6
Enlisted at Consett, County Durham.
Formerly 11147, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Born in 1885 at Glanton, Northumberland, the son of William (b.1853 at Whittingham) & Isabella (nÃ©e Siddle?; b.1825 at Shotley Bridge, County Durham) Kitchen.
William Snr. was a Saddle & Harness Maker, as was his father, John (b.1824).
In 1881 the family was living at Glanton with their two young children, John Albert (b.1879) & Joseph S. (b. 1881). They were still there in 1891 with the addition of Kitchen & Robert G. (b.1888). William SnrÂ’s. two brothers, Robert & John, both Saddle Makers, & Myra Siddle, possibly MaryÂ’s sister, were all living at the address.
By 1901 there were two more siblings, Lancelot (b.1892) & Mary W. (b.1897).
Kitchen by this time had moved to 25 Melbourne Street, Gateshead, boarding with a house painter & working as a Railway Clerk. Ten years later William himself was a House Painter lodging at 7, Station Terrace, Consett. Meanwhile, William Snr. was living at Prospect House, Glanton with his wife Mary, their son Robert, who worked in the family business, & daughter Mary W.. William Snr.Â’s two brothers were still both single & living with the family.
N.B. The family lived next door to the family of Andrew Dodds who was killed in action only 5 days before Kitchen, on 23 April 1917.
St. BartholomewÂ’s Church, Whittingham Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone.