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 Moffat (N.B. Soldiers Died spells the surname with two ts)
Moffat (N.B. 'Soldiers Died...' spells the surname with two 't's)
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Maple Copse Cemetery
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.
There has been some possible confusion with a man of similar name, Private John W. Moffatt (Regimental service #101508; Durham Light Infantry; Died on or about 6 October 1918). It's possible the man's name was incorrectly spelt 'Moffatt' on the Ashington memorials.
(Source: Helen Lewis; December 2018)
Born about 1884, at Guide Post , Northumberland, the son of Elizabeth Moffat.
Four siblings: Brother, James; & sisters Margaret Sanderson, Elizabeth, &Ellen.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Coal Miner.
The 1911 Census records the family living at 26, Hawthorn Road, Ashington, Northumberland.
Ashington, Memorial Statue, Memorial Garden, Kenilworth Road Ashington, Plaques from the 1914-1918 Monument, Kenilworth Road, now held at Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives Hirst, Ashington, Roll of Honour in the Primitive Methodist Church (Possi