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.
Kings Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 9th Battalion
Wancourt British Cemetery
Enlisted Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham.
Formerly 149623, Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery.
Born 1887 at Glanton, Northumberland, the son of Robert (b. about 1844; a Draper's Assistant) & Isabella Moffitt (b. about 1853).
In 1891, the family lived at The Avenue, Wallsend, Northumberland, including step-siblings Jane Ann Ternent (11), John Ternent (8), & brother Robert William (3).
In 1901, age 14, Moffitt was working as an Apprentice in the Provision Trade, living at Lambton Street, Chester-le-Street, County Durham with his parents Robert, then a Steam Roller Man on Roads, & Isabella, & siblings Robert W (13; an Apprentice in the Provision Trade), Tom A McKay (8), & step-brother John Tennent (18; an Asphalt Mixer). The family was still there in 1911 by which time Tom was employed as a Groom, & step-brother John's occupation was described as Labourer.
In 1912 Charles married Florence M. Whiting in Chester-le-Street district. They had two children, Raymond Moffitt (b. 1912) & William W. Moffitt (b. 1916).
Pre-enlistment occupation: GrocerÂ’s Assistant.
Chester-le-Street, Memorial Plaque originally in Bethel Congregational Church, now in the United Reformed Church (Source: newmp.org.uk)