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.
Machine Gun Corps, 207th Company
Tyne Cot Memorial (Tyne Cot Cemetery)
Enlisted at Whitehaven, Cumberland in September 1914 & joined the Northumberland Fusiliers 4th Battalion (Regimental service #17910).
In 1915 transferred to the Cheshire Regiment (Regimental service #21039) & twice received shell wounds. In May 1917, the 'Alnwick & County Gazette' reported that he was wounded again & in hospital. The wounds received were accompanied by shell shock.
Mallon was promoted to Sergeant & transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action on 26 September 1918.
A fellow Sergeant wrote to Mallon's brother in Felton:
'I saw Sergeant Mallon killed by a shell beside his officer with all his team on 26 September at the Battle of Ypres. It was in the afternoon... They were all buried together where they fell.'
(Source: 'Felton War Memorial: The Men behind the names'; Eleanor George [formerly Hall]; 2009; p. 19)
Born at Felton, Northumberland, the son of Patrick & Margaret Mallon.
Husband of Caroline Mallon, of Birkenhead, with whom he had a daughter, Lilian.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Agricultural Labourer.
A first cousin to Private Martin Kelly (
Felton War Memorial incorporating Acton, Eshott, Swarland & Thirston