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.
Charles H Pearson
Despite exhaustive efforts on the part of Alnwick WW1 Centenary Commeration & Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project Groups, it has not been possible to trace a Charles H. Pearson or similar on the CWGC & Ancestry.co.uk websites with obvious links to the wider Rothbury district.
Pearson's name appears on the Rothbury village War Memorial, on the organ screens in All Saints Church, & in the Book of Remembrance. Interestingly, 'The Valley Remembers' records that his name did not originally feature on the Memorial, similarly it is clearly a late addition to the incised organ panels.
The Book of Remembrance simply states 'Military unit unknown'. The mystery deepens when it is discovered nothing is known about the Pearson family & its connection to Rothbury & the Coquet Valley.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers', edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; pp. 82-83)
Rothbury, All Saints Church organ screens Rothbury Book of Remembrance Rothbury War Memorial