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.
John William Merivale
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Bazentin-le-Petit Communal Cemetery & Extension
The battalionÂ’s War Diary records in some detail the actions of 15 September 1916 & Captain Vernon Merivale, Merivale's younger brother, is mentioned several times as being the senior officer present at the head of the attack.
Merivale may have been the Officer Commanding Â‘AÂ’ Company but the only mention of him in the War Diary is as a casualty.
Born at Acklington, Northumberland, the son of Professor John Herman Merivale & his wife Blanche.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Lieut. Francis Merivale (Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force; Died 17 November 1918).
On 31 July 1913 Merivale also married a Blanche (nÃ©e Liddell) at St. MaryÂ’s Church, The Boltons, West Brompton, London. He was, then, 26 & a Solicitor; she was 29 & from Shanklin, Isle of Wight. One of the witnesses to Merivale's marriage was his younger brother Vernon who, during the war, was also a Captain serving with the NF 1/7th Battalion TF. Both fathersÂ’ occupations are shown on the marriage certificate as Mining Engineers.
Amble War Memorial