World War 1

Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1

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John Anderson McDougal

John Anderson



Service Number:


Northumberland Fusiliers, 23rd (Service) Battalion (4th Tyneside Scottish) (N.B. 'Soldiers Died...' records NF, 29th (Reserve) Battalion (Tyneside Scottish))



Hull (Hedon Road) Cemetery, East Yorkshire

Service History:
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland, probably in October or early November 1914.

At about the time the Northumbrian Infantry Brigade left Alnwick & moved to Ripon, in July 1915 McDougal transferred to the 29th (Reserve) Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) which was formed at Alnwick from Depot Companies of the Brigade's battalions. Many of its men may have been considered unfit for front line service. The battalion remained at Alnwick throughout 1915, carrying out a training programme for new recruits.

Quite what McDougal's service history was before he was to be found in the City Sanitorium on Hedon Road, Hull, is unknown. This was an Infectious Diseases Sanatorium built to cope with an outbreak of Scarlet Fever in 1884. McDougal died there from Scarlet Fever.
(Source: 'The Fallen of Embleton 1914-1919'; Written & researched by Terry Howells, Mary Kibble, & Monica Cornall; pp. 8-11)

Born 1891, at Dunstan Steads, near Embleton, Northumberland, the son of John Anderson McDougal (b. about 1851 at North Sunderland, Northumberland; a Carpenter / Joiner by profession), by his wife, Mary McDougal (née Mather; b. Embleton), of 31, Scott Street, Amble, Northumberland.

Younger siblings, Peter William (b. about 1894), & Effie Mary (b. about 1897).

In 1911 the family lived in two rooms at Embleton South Farm. McDougal's father was still working as a Joiner.

Both sons were Stone Breakers at Embleton Quarry.

Educated at Vincent Edwards Church School at Embleton.
(Source: 'The Fallen of Embleton 1914-1919'; Written & researched by Terry Howells, Mary Kibble, & Monica Cornall; pp. 8-11)

One of two sons lost: see, also, Private Peter William McDougal (Regimental service #267211; Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/6th Battalion Territorial Force; Died 29 October 1917)

Local Memorial:
Amble War Memorial Embleton, Memorial Obelisk in Spitalford Cemetery Embleton, Church of England School Memorial Plaque