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.
Royal Garrison Artillery, 270th Siege Battery
St. Michael's Churchyard, Ilderton, Northumberland (N.B. Naylen is buried along with his mother [Agnes Athey; 1858-1918]; father [Edward; 1857-1929]; & one brother [Anthony; 1887-1934]. Source: Anne Watson, June 2018)
Fifteen pages of Naylen's service records are available via Ancestry.co.uk.
He attested on 11 December 1915 but was not mobilised until 15 August 1916, after which he had three postings within the UK & two with the BEF spending 223 days in France & / or Belgium.
Transferred to Class 3 Army Reserve on 23 February 1919
Died at South Middleton, Wooperton, Wooler. The family always believed that Naylen was discharged & died from the effects of gas.
(Source: Anne Watson, June 2018)
Born about 1894, the son of Edward Naylen & his late wife, Agnes (nÃ©e Athey), of 'Roseden', Wooler, Northumberland. His mother died on 11 September 1918, aged 57, caused by cancer of the rectum.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Ploughman, at South Middleton, Wooperton, Wooler.
Naylen had an older brother & sister, & two younger brothers, one of whom, James, served as a driver in the Machine Gun Corps (Regimental Service #5081).
Wooler War Memorial