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Did you have a family member that did not return?

2014-2019 marks the centenary years of one of the most significant & costly events in British history.

There was not a community in the United Kingdom that did not feel the devastating impact of World War 1. Alnwick & surrounding areas in North Northumberland paid a high price for the enthusiastic recruitment drives which were a characteristic of the whole of the North East.

Despite the fact the project Group's activities, events & more have ended, these website pages will continue to be maintained. For more information, check out the 'Find out more' box, in the left-hand panel.

What has Alnwick District WW1 Centenary Commemoration Group delivered & achieved in 2014-2015?

The Group's aims were always focused primarily on commemorating events relating to 1914 & 1915. Although the project has ended these website pages will continue to be maintained by members of the Northumberland Branch of the Western Front Association, to allow individuals & community groups access to the search database & contribution facility, & schools & teachers access to the teaching resources portal.

The WFA can be contacted via ww1alnwickproject@yahoo.co.uk.

Check out the 'Find out more' box, below, for reviews & evaluations relating to the project's activities, events, resources provided, articles & publications.

Find Out More

Search the records of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1.

We can generally show their service number; rank; regiment & battalion; when they died; where they are commemorated; & some basic facts about their service record & background.

There are many gaps in our knowledge however, so if you can fill in any missing details of any soldier do please contact us using the form below.

Search Database

If you have pictures, letters home, or souvenirs of the men who never came back, please contact the local WFA branch via ww1alnwickproject@yahoo.co.uk.

An option is given to upload digital images- but don't worry if you don't have a scanner or digital camera. If you contact us we will arrange a mutually convenient time to scan your items for you. Resources to support teaching of WW1. Activities specially designed to encourage children to take an active part.

Teaching Resources

If you have pictures, letters home, or souvenirs of the men who never came back, please contact us or upload digital images here.