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.
Frank Cecil Meech
Corporal of Horse (N.B. Equivalent of other Army rank of Sergeant)
Household Cavalry, Royal Horse Guards
The British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 records Meech as disembarking in France on 7 October 1914.
His card also records that he was discharged, which is confirmed on the UK, WW1 Service Medal & Award Rolls, 1914-1920 (both available via Ancestry.co.uk) which records his date of discharge as 12 February 1916. He was discharged as 'No longer physically fit for War service'.
Meech's death was reported in the 21 November 1914 edition of the 'Alnwick & County Gazette', which we must assume was erroneous. It is included, here, simply to illustrate how such things may have happened.
The newspaper report said Frank Cecil Meech was the only son William Meech, of Hulme Abbey, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Unknown (N.B. Meech may not have been a casualty of the war.)