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.
Canadian Expeditionary Force (Quebec Regiment), 87th Battalion (N.B. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial Website records Laviolette's unit as Canadian Infantry [Manitoba Regiment].)
Alnwick Cemetery, Northumberland
Canadian Attestation Papers are dated 17 November 1915.
Laviolette enlisted at Montreal. He was 5 ft 5Â½ in tall with brown hair, brown eyes & a dark complexion.
He does not appear on Alnwick War Memorial, presumably because there was no direct connection with Alnwick other than that, either, he was a hospital patient, perhaps receiving treatment for wounds received or a victim of the worldwide flu pandemic which broke out in 1918, or he had been serving in the area at the time of his death.
(Source: Joyce & Neil Brison; 2013)
Laviolette was born on 1 January 1896, at Vankleet Hill, Ontario, Canada, the son of Frank Laviolette.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Labourer.
Laviolette is an unusual surname to see in the UK. Only a month before the death of 177625, on 12 May 1918, a Napoleon Laviolette, also serving with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) but with the 35th Battalion (Regimental Service #3320614), died at Eastry, Kent, aged 26. He is buried at Walmer (St. Mary) Old Churchyard, Kent. There is no immediate suggestion the two men were related, it will be for others to research, if they so wish.
Alnwick Cemetery, Northumberland Canadian Virtual War Memorial