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.
William Murray Nairn
KingÂ’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1/4th (The Border) Battalion Territorial Force, 'D' Company
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Enlisted Galashiels, Selkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland.
Nairn was born about 1893 at Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland, the son of John & Margaret Nairn.
In 1901 the family was living at 6, Bogan Street, Coldingham. Nairn's father, 49, was a Builder; his mother was the same age; & his siblings were Margaret (19); John (17, a BuilderÂ’s Apprentice); Sarah (15); Robert (13); & Helen (9).
Before enlistment William had been employed in building new walls on Mr AitchinsonÂ’s estate at Lemmington, Alnwick, along with his father & older brother John.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Private John Murray Nairn (Regimental service #22374; Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders; 5th Battalion; 'B' Company; Died 18 October 1916).
Edlingham, Memorial Tablet in St. John the Baptist Church