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 Harold Nesbitt
Northumberland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion (N.B. Ancestry.co.uk shows Nesbitt's battalion as 22nd Tyneside Scottish but both CWGC & Forces-War-Records.co.uk sites show 2nd Battalion)
Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension
Died of wounds received
Born in 1895 at Winlaton, Gateshead, County Durham, the son of James & Mary (nÃ©e Smith) Nesbitt.
James Nesbitt was born in 1855 at Whitfield, Northumberland. His wife was born in 1863 at Allendale, Northumberland. The couple married at the end of 1889.
The 1911 Census shows the family living at 27, Twizel Street, Blaydon, Gateshead, County Durham. James was a Forestry Worker while Nesbitt, then 16, was a Pony Driver Underground, presumably at a nearby colliery.
N.B. The connection with Alnwick district is unclear.
Boulmer, Memorial Hall Plaque