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 Ogden Potts
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force
Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper
Enlisted at Rothbury, Northumberland.
Born about 1894 at Elsdon, Northumberland, the son of the late William & Mary Eleanor Potts.
(N.B. 'Soldiers Died...' [available via Ancestry.co.uk & Naval & Military Press Ltd's CD ROM] shows that Potts was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland but the evidence of the 1911 Census would suggest otherwise).
In 1911, Potts (17) was living with his parents, William Snr. (68) & Mary Ann (57), & working on the family farm. He had four older sisters: Annie D. (32); Hanah Q. (30); Jean (26); & Iva (Iris?; 24). All of the children had been born at Elsdon.
Also in the household was William Snr.'s uncle, Robert John Dodd (77), who was recorded as a Farm Worker.