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In Honoured Memory of......

Riddell. J.F. Brig. Gen. North'd. Inf. Bde

Brigadier General James Foster Riddell, General Staff, commanding 149th (1st/1st Northumberland) Infantry Brigade, Killed in Action 26th April 1915 aged 52. Son of John Riddell, of the family of Riddell, formerly of Riddell in Roxburghshire; husband of Margaret G. Riddell (daughter of the late Sir Henry Scott), of Hyde, Churt, Farnham, Surrey. Buried Tyne Cot Cemetery Belgium. Riddell was killed near Ypres, Belgium during the battle of St.Julien

Sanderson. P.N. Capt K.O.S.B.

Captain Philip Noel Sanderson, 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, Died of Wounds 25th April 1915. Commemorated Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. The 25th was the day of the initial assault landing on the peninsula. 1st KOSB landed "Y" Beach. Within 3 days the battalion had suffered casualties equal to one third their strength.

Lamb. W. Lieut North. Fus.

Lieutenant Walter Lamb 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 1st July 1916 Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lamb, of Hotspur House, Warkworth, Northumberland. No known grave, commemorated Thiepval Memorial. 1st day of the Battle of the Somme.

Reed. A. Lieut Royal Can. Rgt.

Lieutenant Arthur Reed, Royal Canadian Regiment, Died 30th October 1917* aged 33. Son of Elizabeth J. Reed, of Heather Leazes, Warkworth, Northumberland, England, and the late George Reed. No known grave, commemorated on Panel 10, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Reed was an accountant in civilian life, joined the 115th Overseas Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force at Saint John New Brunswick on the 11th December 1915. Born at Newcastle 25th June 1884, unmarried, height 5' 6 ¾'', hair dark, complexion dark ,eyes dark brown. *On the 30th the Canadian Corps entered Passchendaele village but were later driven back to the outskirts. At this time the battlefield here was a sea of mud, which swallowed men and animals alike.

Sanderson. G.E. Lieut R.I.Rifles

Lieutenant Geoffrey Evian Sanderson, 107th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died 1st July 1916 aged 27. Son of W. J. and Amy Sanderson, of Eastfield Hall, Warkworth, Northumberland. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. (1st day of the Battle of the Somme. Middle name spelt 'Evan' at Soldiers Died, and Royal Irish Rifles is the unit on his medal index card but medals are on the MGC Roll, hence probably R.I.Rif, attached to MGC.)

Deuchar. R. 2nd Lieut Sco. Horse

Second Lieutenant Robert Deuchar 3rd/2nd Scottish Horse Died 27th May 1916, aged 19. Son of Farquhar Deuchar, of Shortridge Hall, Warkworth, Northumberland. Buried Morpeth (SS. Mary and James) Churchyard UK

Lamb. T. 2nd Lieut K.O.Y.L.I.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Lamb, 4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Died 30th June 1916 Buried Warkworth (St. Lawrence) Church Burial Ground.

Thompson. R. 2 Lt. M.C. North. Fus.

Second Lieutenant Robert Thompson M.C. 1/7th Northumberland Fusiliers Killed in Action 26th October 1917 Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
 Military Cross citation, published London Gazette 17th September 1917:
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst on patrol. He led his small party with exceptional skill and good judgment to the attack of an enemy strong point, which he successfully bombed, and eventually withdrew without casualties. The fine leadership which he displayed was all the more praiseworthy owing to the fact that he had been misinformed in the first instance as to his objective, that he encountered a strong hostile patrol on the way which he most skillfully avoided, and, finally, that our mortars opened fire upon the strong point just as he was about to commence his own attack. He proved equal, however to coping with the difficulties and delay caused by these incidents, and handled his men throughout with remarkable ability and determination."

Huggup. R Sergt Inst. Vanc'ver R.

706078 Sergeant Robert Huggup, 103rd Bn. Canadian Infantry Died 17th February 1916 Aged 34.(served as ATKINSON). Son of Robert Huggup, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Buried Victoria (Ross Bay) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada. Huggup was an Architect in civilian life, enlisted 23rd November 1915 in the 103rd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force at Victoria, British Columbia. Born July 4th 1881 at Newcastle. Huggup was single, 5’11’’ tall, fair completion, fair hair, blue eyes.

Topping. J. Sergt. Inst. Irish Guards

4164 Serjeant John Topping 2nd Battalion Irish Guards, Killed in Action 5th February 1915. Born Dublin, Co. Dublin, enlisted Newcastle upon Tyne. Son of Mrs. H. Topping, of Younger Terrace, Warkworth, Northumberland. Buried Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Arthur. R. Sergt. North. Fus.

265508 Lance Serjeant Robert Arthur, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Killed in Action 27th January 1918. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Forrest. L.W. Sergt. R.A.M.C.

36849 Sergeant Leslie William Forrest Royal Army Medical Corps. Sgt Forrest was a Pharmaceutical Chemist in civilian life and served with the army in Sierra Leone 1915-1916, where he contracted Malaria. Forrest was discharged from the army as unfit November 1917 due to Malaria recurrences. Forrest lived at St Neots Huntingdonshire with his wife Florence and died there in 1918. His father was John Somers Forrest MD, the Warkworth village medical practitioner for many years.

Hope. J.H. Bombardier R.F.A.

202434 Gunner John Hope "B" Bty. 211th Bde.,  Royal Field Artillery, Died of Wounds 28th March 1918 aged 25. Son of Thomasin Hope, of Birling, North Field, Warkworth, Northumberland, and the late Robert Hope. Buried St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France. Hope had previously served with the Army Service Corps Remounts, and went to France December 1914.

Barrett. A.J. Private. North. Fus.

7/836 Private Alfred James Barrett 1st/7th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, Killed in Action 8th September 1915, aged 28. Son of Charles and Mary Jane Barrett, of Alnmouth; husband of Sarah Ann Barrett, of 21, Albert Street, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland. Buried Chapelle-D'armentieres Old Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Bootiman. J. Driver R.G.A.

72840 Gunner John Bootiman, 61st Heavy Artillery Group Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 21st September 1916 aged 28. Born Warkworth, enlisted Alnwick, resided Warkworth. Husband of Jane Robinson Bootiman, of The Stanners, Warkworth, Northumberland. Buried Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.

Chrisp. W. Pte. West Riding Rgt.

This entry is speculative as we cannot find a connection to Warkworth. 23776 Private William Crisp 2nd Bn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment,  (formerly 29040 Northumberland Fusiliers.) Killed in Action 12th October 1916. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Born Alnwick, enlisted Morpeth, resided Acklington. - Crisp was 21 on enlistment in 1916 and was head cowman at Eshott farm at that time. Crisp was initially listed as missing presumed dead, but his body must have been identified at a later date as he now rests in grave f.1 of block VIII in the above cemetery. (note there are no casualties with the spelling 'Chrisp' for this regiment.)

Hindmarsh. A. Pte. Leicester Rgt.

39895 Private Adam Hindmarsh 11th Bn. Leicestershire Regiment, Died 8th November 1917 Aged 19. Born Blyth, Enlisted Alnwick, Resided Lesbury. Son of Adam and Mary A. Hind marsh, of High Buston, Alnmouth, Northumberland. Buried Warkworth (St. Lawrence) Church Burial Ground.

Hindmarsh. M. Pte. MT. A.S.C.

DM2/134695 Private Mark Hindmarsh 1st Base Aux. M.T. Coy. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 5th March 1919 aged 23. Son of Adam and Mary A. Hindmarsh, of High Buston, Lesbury, Northumberland. Buried: Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.

Smith. J. Pte. East Kents

14603 Private Joseph Smith, 7th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in Action 23rd September 1918 Aged 19.Born Warkworth, enlisted Amble, resided Warkworth. Son of William and Eliza Ellen Smith, of St. Lawrence Terrace, Warkworth, Northumberland.  Buried Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France.

Tate. E. Pte. Tank Corps.

202005 Private Edward Tate 8th Battalion Tank Corps, Killed in Action 24th March 1918 Aged 36. Born Alnmouth, Enlisted Blyth. Son of the late George Tate, J.P., and of Florence Mary Tate, of 12, Percy Terrace, Alnwick, Northumberland. Native of Brotherwick, Northumberland. Commemorated on Special Memorial B8, Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension. (Formerly 38675 Machine Gun Corps)

Taylor. J. Pte. North. Fus.

Thew. T. Pte. D.L.I.

 10394 Private Thomas Thew, "D" Coy. 11th Bn Durham Light Infantry. Died 12th June 1918 Son of Edward and Elizabeth Thew; husband of Mary A. Cox (formerly Thew), of 99, Fairview Rd., Stamford Hill, London. Buried Roye New British Cemetery, Somme France.

Turnbull. A.C. Pte. North. Fus.

29765 Private Alfred Clarence Turnbull, 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Died 8th September 1918, aged 21, Born Warkworth, enlisted Alnwick. Son of Mrs. A. Ternent, of Morwick Gate, Warkworth, Morpeth, Northumberland. Commemorated Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Watson. J. Pte. North. Fus.

3477 Private James Watson, 1st/7th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, Killed in Action 15th February 1916, Aged 21. Son of Joseph and Isabella Watson. Native of Warkworth, Morpeth, Northumberland. Commemorated Maple Copse Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Weatherston. H. Pte. Linc Rgt.

53257 Private Harry Weatherston, 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment Killed in Action 18th August 1918 aged 19. Son of Nichol and Margaret Weatherston, of High Buston, Alnmouth, Northumberland. Commemorated Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 ....Who Gave up their Lives in the Great War A.D 1914-1918


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And the following who gave their Lives in the War of  1939 - 1945
Atkinson, Nicholas. Driver R.A. 991907 Gunner Nicholas Atkinson, Royal Artillery. Died 10th January 1942 Buried Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa
Baston, Thomas James Sgt. Pilot RAF 754477 Sergeant (Pilot) Thomas James Baston, 51 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 17th June 1941 aged 21 Son of Elizabeth Alice Crosier, of Warkworth, Northumberland. Buried Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium.  Bomber Command Whitley V aircraft number Z6479 MH-M. Took off from Disforth 2243hrs for Koln. Shot down by a night-fighter (Ofw Reinhard Kollak, 1/NJG1) and crashed 0226 at Houthalen (Limburg), 11 KM NNE of Hasselt, Belgium. Crew of 5, 4 killed one POW:  Sgt T J Baston, P/O C E Crichton, Sgt J L Evans, F/S D J Jefferis, killed; P/O K N Holland taken Prisoner of War. Three of those who died are buried in the Canadian War Cemetery at Adegem, whilst P/O Crichton has no known grave.
Don, Andrew Nichol Durran. Lt REME. 219950 Lieutenant Andrew Nicol Durran Don, 40th (7th Bn The Kings Regt [Liverpool]) Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.  Died 13th October 1943 Aged 30. Son of the Revd. Andrew Chalmers Don, and Charlotte Hamilton Don, of Warkworth, Northumberland; husband of Mary Kathleen Don. M.A.(Oxon.). Buried Suez War Memorial Cemetery.
Donaldson, Norman John Gunner R.A. 1134397 Gunner Norman John Donaldson, 73 Anti-Tank Regt. Royal Artillery. Died 16th July 1944 aged 25. Son of James and Catherine Donaldson, of Warkworth, Northumberland. Buried St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
Hedley, John Lewis. A.B. Seaman R.N. D/JX 167220 Able Seaman John Lewis Hedley, Royal Navy H.M.S. Penylan. Died 3rd December 1942 Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. (HMS Penylan, escort destroyer attacked and sunk in the English Channel by six German S type motor torpedo boats out of Cherbourg)
Hedley, Peter. L.A.C. R.A.F. 643440 Leading Aircraftman Peter Hedley, Royal Air Force. Died 15th October 1941 aged 19. Son of George Robert and Mary Elizabeth Hedley, of Warkworth. Buried Warkworth (St. Lawrence) Church Burial Ground.
Hope, Andrew Johnson. Gunner R.A. 13023602 Gunner Andrew Johnson Hope, 1 Bty., 1 Maritime Regt. Royal Artillery. Died 24th November 1941 aged 21. Buried Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Miller, James Pilot Officer R.A.F. 158404 Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) James Miller, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 77 Sqdn. Died 4th December 1943 aged 27. Son of Robert and Florence Louisa Miller, of Warkworth, Northumberland; husband of Evelyn Miller, of Warkworth. Buried Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany. (Halifax V aircraft DT730 KN-B  t/o Elvington. Target Leipzig crashed near Cloppenberg. 7 of the 8 crew members killed, 1 take POW.)
Turner, Frederick John A.B. Seaman R.N. P/JX 247284 Ordinary Seaman Frederick John Turner, Royal Navy, H.M. Lighter A.7. Died 13th October 1941 Aged 21. Son of Matthews Joshua and Mary Hannah Turner, of Warkworth, Northumberland. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Wilson, John Lancelot. Radio Officer M.N. John Lancelot Wilson, Third Radio Officer, Merchant Navy "S.S. Goolistan" (Newcastle-on-Tyne) Died 23rd November 1942 Aged 18. Son of James S. and Blanche M. Wilson, of Warkworth, Northumberland. Commemorated Panel 53 of the Tower Hill Memorial.  ( SS Goolistan 5,851 tons, Arctic convoy PQ-15 sunk by U-625. No survivors.)


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