|Great War 1914 - 1918
83927 Gunner Henry Brown, "B" Siege Depot, Royal
Garrison Artillery. Died 25th September 1916. Buried Bexhill
Cemetery, Sussex. Born and resided Alnmouth Northumberland, enlisted
||Second Lieutenant Charles Nicholas Foster Browne, 1st (Royal)
Dragoons. Killed in Action 13th May 1915 aged 20. Son of Captain C. E.
Browne and Kathleen, his wife, of Breamish, Branton, Northumberland.
Buried Hop Store Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
|Philip S. Denton.
Second Lieutenant Philip Sydney Denton, 10th Bn.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Attached to the Cameron
Highlanders. Killed in Action 13th August 1917 aged 33. Son
of the late William Denton, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and of Mrs. Denton, of
Queen Anne's Mansions, London; husband of Alison Jean Denton, of the
Bungalow, Great Missenden. Buried St. Souplet British Cemetery, Nord,
2170 Serjeant Arthur Gray, "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn.
Northumberland Fusiliers, Killed in Action 15th September
1916 aged 22. Son of Walter and Helen Gray, of Belmont, Alnmouth,
Northumberland. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme France.
Born Wittingham Northumberland, enlisted Alnwick.
|William Watson Harker
||28713 Private William Watson Harker, 13th Bn. York and Lancaster
Regiment. Killed in Action 24th March 1918 aged 41. Husband of Isabella
Harker, of Ann View Tower, Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Commemorated Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Awarded “Mentioned
in Despatches” . Born Bishop Auckland, enlisted Alnwick, resided
||11417DA Deck Hand Thomas Jefferson, H.M. Trawler "Ethelwulf." Royal
Naval Reserve. Died 1st December 1918, aged 38 Son of Matthew Jefferson;
husband of Flossie May Jefferson, of 7, Grosvenor Terrace, Alnmouth,
Northumberland. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial
202622 Private Philip Jefferson, : "D" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Durham Light Infantry. Killed in Action 22nd March 1918 aged
34. Son of Matthew Jefferson, of Alnmouth, Northumberland; husband of
Margaret Brown Jefferson, of Ravensdowne House, Berwick-on-Tweed.
Commemorated Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
||457360 2nd Corporal Arthur Marshall, 446th Field Coy. Royal
Engineers. Killed in Action 27th May 1918 aged 23. Son of the late
George and Annie Marshall, of Alnwick, Northumberland. Commemorated Loos
Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Born Alnwick, enlisted Newcastle.
|Nathaniel C. Neilson
3027 Corporal Nathaniel Clarke Neilson 21st Bn.
Royal Fusiliers. Killed in Action 5th February 1916 aged 30.
Son of W. B. Neilson and Margaret Neilson, of Co. Durham; husband of
Annie Viccars Neilson, of Durham. Buried Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas
de Calais, France.
||886046 Private Sinclair Robson, 5th Bn. Canadian Infantry
(Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 9th August 1918 aged 34. Son of
Thomas and Eliza Robson, of Alnmouth, Northumberland, England; husband
of Alice Belle Robson, of 321, 18th St. East, Prince Albert,
Saskatchewan. Buried Manitoba Cemetery, Caix, Somme, France.
308026 Corporal Robert Richardson, 1st/7th Bn. :
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in Action 11th
March 1918 aged 35. Son of William John and Ann Richardson, of Alnmouth;
husband of Jane Richardson, of Poplar Cottage, Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Buried Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Enlisted Alnwick, resided
|| possibly ...Second Lieutenant Basil Hutton Richardson, 8th Bn.
Durham Light Infantry. Died in German Hands, 31st May 1915 aged 19. Son
of Mr. R. Morris Richardson, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Buried
Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen, Germany
|Donald W. Ramsay
||Flight Sub-Lieutenant Donald W Ramsay Royal Naval Air Service.
Killed in action 7th July 1917 aged 20. Son of Mr. N. F. Ramsay, of The
Grange, Alnmouth, Northumberland. Buried Bousbecque Communal Cemetery,
Nord, France ( Ramsay's Aircraft was shot down in France.)
||108601 Gunner Robert Stephenson, 120th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison
Artillery. Died 13th November 1917. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial,
Zonnebeke, Belgium. Born Alnmouth, enlisted Cateshead.
||CHT/803 Driver Andrew Smith 3rd Reserve Park: Army Service Corps.
Died 28th August 1915 aged 36.
Son of Mrs. Smith, of Osborne Place, Alnmouth, Northumberland. Buried
Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calis, France.
290469 Corporal William Straughan, 9th
(Northumberland Hussars) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action
25th September 1918 aged 28. Son of Robert Straughan, of
Alnbank House, Alnmouth, Buried Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, Pas
de Calais, France. Born and enlisted Alnwick.
|H. Kenyon Temperley
Lieutenant Harold Kenyon Temperley, 6th Bn. attd.
1st/7th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action 26th
October 1917 aged 21. Son of Henry and Annie Mary Temperley, of 1,
Fenham Terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial,
Zonnebeke, Belgium. Awarded “Mentioned in Despatches”
|Philip Ildereton Walker
||Captain Philip Ilderton Walker, "C" Coy. 24th Bn. Canadian Infantry
(Quebec Regiment). Died 28th August 1918 aged 21. Son of Ernest Abney
Walker and Florence Annie Walker, of The Manor House, Alnmouth, England.
Born at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Educated at Montreal, Canada. Buried Quebec
Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais, France. Awarded the Military Cross, LG
16th September 1918:
Capt. Philip Ilderton Walker, [Canadian Infantry]
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the section of
trench held by the company of which this officer was in command had been
obliterated and the wire destroyed by the enemy's bombardment, he
disposed his men in new positions with great skill, and when the enemy
attacked in some force he personally directed the fire of the Lewis gun
and the riflemen with such success that the attack was completely broken
up, with very heavy losses. He set an admirable example of gallantry and
coolness to all under his command.
||? possibly...R/17374 Rifleman Robert William Wood, 11th Bn.
King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of Wounds 4th September 1916 age 22. Son
of William and Eleanor Wood, of 8, Wagon Way Rd., Alnwick,
Northumberland. Buried La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme
France. Born Alnmouth, enlisted Alnwick.
|William Tweedy Wood
||59351 Private William Tweedy Wood, 2nd Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment
(Prince of Wales's Own). Killed in Action 24th April 1918 Commemorated
Pozieres Memorial, Somme France.
|Second World War and Palestine 1946
|J. David Fender
14384947 Lance Corporal James David Fender, 17 L.
of C. Sigs. Royal Corps of Signals Died 1st February 1945
aged 22. Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
||1070071 Sergeant Cyril Field, 210 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve. Died 22nd March 1943 aged 31. Son of Jacob and Sarah Field;
husband of Margaret Field, of Alnmouth, Northumberland. Commemorated
Malta Memorial, Malta
|Francis J. Middlemass
||P/KX 97769 Stoker 1st Class Francis James Middlemass, H.M.S. Fiji,
Royal Navy. Died 23rd May 1941 aged 20. Son of Francis and Amy
Middlemass, of Alnmouth, Northumberland. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval
Memorial (H.M.S. Fiji; Sunk by German Aircraft, Mediterranean 22nd
|John G. Potter
||7893225 Trooper John George Potter, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal
Armoured Corps. Died 1st April 1941 aged 20. Son of John George and
Annie Ord Potter, of Alnmouth, Northumberland. Commemorated Alamein
|John R. Shell
T/260436 Driver John Robert Shell, Royal Army
Service Corps. Died 25th February 1942. Buried Alexandria
(Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
||LT/JX 184444 Seaman Ernest Stanton, : H.M. Trawler Botanic. Royal
Naval Patrol Service. Died 15th September 1940 aged 37. Son of Robert
and Elizabeth Stanton, of Alnmouth, Northumberland; husband of Angela
Agatha Stanton, of Alnmouth. Buried Dover (St. James's) Cemetery, Kent.
|John A Straughan
||912606 Sergeant (Pilot) John Nicholas Bailey Tate, 83 Sqdn. Royal
Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th July 1941 aged 22. Son of Thomas
Bailey Tate, C.S.I., and Decima Tate, of Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Buried Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands.
|William R Yearnshire
||C/JX 254055 Ordinary Seaman William Richard Yearnshire, H.M.S.
Raleigh, Royal Navy. Died 28th April 1941 aged 26. Son of Jack and Clara
Yearnshire; husband of Elizabeth Yearnshire, of Mindrum, Northumberland.
Buried Torpoint (Horson) Cemetery, Corwall.
|Albert E. Williams
||14826973 Private Albert Edward Williams, Army Air Corps. Died 8th
June 1946 aged 20. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery Palestine. (born 13th
| 1925hrs 8th November 1941; Bombs from enemy
aircraft hit Argyle Street, Alnmouth. 5 killed and 22 injured many
having to be dug out from the rubble. Two of the injured die in hospital
the next day, bringing the death toll to 7.
||Jane Gibb, Died 9th November 1941 aged 69. Of Glencairn, Argyle
Street, Alnmouth. Daughter of the late John and Janet Gibb, of Belmont,
Argyle Street, Alnmouth. Injured 8 November 1941, at Glencairn; died at
|William K.N. Hawks
||William King Noel Hawks, Died 8th November 1941 aged 78 at Clifton
Lodge, Argyle Street, Alnmouth.
|Mary Alice Hirst
||Mary Alice Hirst, Died 9th November 1941 aged 94. Of Beechwood,
Argyle Street, Alnmouth. Daughter of the late John Hirst. Injured 8
November 1941, at Beechwood; died at Alnwick Infirmary.
|Margaret G. Little
||Margaret Georgina Little, Died 8th November 1941 aged 34. Daughter
of James Main, of Needlesshall, Meldon, Morpeth, and of the late Eleanor
Main; wife of G. R. Little, of 74 Clayport Gardens, Alnwick. Died at
Beechwood, Argyle Street, Alnmouth.
||Isabella Nesbit, Died 8th November 1941 aged 47. Daughter of Mary
Jane Waller (formerly Nesbit), of 182 North Row, South Broomhill, and of
the late Adam Nesbit. Died at Clifton Lodge, Argyle Street, Alnmouth.
|Irene C. Stanton
Irene Collingwood Stanton, Died 8th
November 1941 aged 39. Of Lindisfarne, Argyle Street, Alnmouth. Daughter
of Mary and of the late Robert Stanton. Died at Lindisfarne, Argyle
Mary Stanton, died 8th November 1941
aged 73. Of Lindisfarne, Argyle Street, Alnmouth. Widow of Robert
Stanton. Died at Lindisfarne, Argyle Street.
|Osborne T.H. Blythe (Leeds 1941)
||Thomas Henry Osborne Blythe, Died 25th March 1941 aged 24. Of 7
Gledhow Park Avenue. Son of Robert and Margaret Isabel Blythe, of
Osborne House, Alnmouth; husband of Mary Blythe. Died at Railway Arch,
Water Lane. Buried Leeds, County Borough