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.
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
St. Sever Cemetery & Extension, Rouen
In one place, Ancestry.co.uk records the date of death as 17 October 1918, in another as 17 October 1915 but the actual UK Army Registers of SoldierÂ’s Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) & the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website record his death as being on 17 November 1918.
Merivale died of influenza during the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic which killed more people than the total number of casualties sustained by all belligerents in the First World War Â– estimates vary between 20-40 million worldwide.
Son of Professor John Herman Merivale & Blanche Merivale.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Captain John William Merivale (Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force; Died 15 September 1916).
Amble War Memorial