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.
Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 'B' Company
La FertÃ©-sous-Jouarre Memorial
On 10 August 1910, entered the Special Reserve, Royal Field Artillery.
Awarded Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate No. 470 on 30 April 1913 at Bristol School, Larkhill, Salisbury Plain. Certificate taken on a Bristol Biplane.
(Source: Royal Aero Club certificate on ancestry.co.uk)
On 15 July 1914, Marshall was gazetted to the 2nd Durham Light Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant, & joined on 6 August. On 20 September 1914, only 4 days after his arrival at the Front, Marshall was killed when fighting while the Durham's were enfiladed, but held firm. His last words were: 'Surrender be hanged! Stand up & fight!' as stated by Corporal Bell who was beside him.
(Sources: 'UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-18', Volume 1, page 245; & 'The Bond of Sacrifice', Volume 1, August to December 1914, Page 256)
Born on 25 January 1891, at Annstead, Chathill, Northumberland, the son of Anthony Marshall, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel 3rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, & his wife, Jessie, of Annstead.
Educated for a short time at Merchiston Castle School, where he won the half-mile handicap, then privately.
Marshall was a very good shot, both with gun & rifle, & a particularly cool & fearless rider in the hunting field.
(Source: 'The Bond of Sacrifice'; Volume 1, August to December 1914; Page 256)
Alnwick & County Gazette', 10 October 1914 Beadnell, St. Eba's Church (Source: For Beadnell, newmp.org.uk)