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 Murray Nairn
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion, B Company
Warlencourt British Cemetery
Enlisted at Berwick upon Tweed in March 1916, & went to France in July the same year.
Born about 1884 at Coldingham, Berwickshire, eldest son of John & Margaret Nairn.
In 1891, aged 7, Nairn lived at 6, Bogan Street, Coldingham with parents John D. Nairn (39; a Dyker, Stone Walls), Margaret (40) & siblings Elizabeth (11), Margaret (9), Sarah M. (5), & Robert D. (3).
By 1901, Nairn was working as a BuilderÂ’s Apprentice, still living at Bogan Street with his parents & siblings, of which there were another two - Helen (9) & William (8).
Before enlistment Nairn had been employed in building new walls on Mr AitchinsonÂ’s estate at Lemmington, Alnwick, along with his father & younger brother William.
One of 2 sons lost - see, also, Private William Murray Nairn (Regimental service #7439; KingÂ’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1/4th [The Border] Battalion Territorial Force; 'D' Company; Died 26 April 1915).
Edlingham, Memorial Tablet in St. John the Baptist Church