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Alnmouth War Memorial




Great War 1914 - 1918
Henry Brown

83927 Gunner Henry Brown, "B" Siege Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 25th September 1916. Buried Bexhill Cemetery, Sussex. Born and resided Alnmouth Northumberland, enlisted Alnwick.

C.N.F. Browne 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, France.

Arthur Gray

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 Alnmouth.
Thomas Jefferson 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 
Philip Jefferson

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.

Arthur Marshall 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.

Sinclair Robson 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.
Robert Richardson

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 Alnmouth.

Basil Richardson  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.)
Robert Stephenson 108601 Gunner Robert Stephenson, 120th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 13th November 1917. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Born Alnmouth, enlisted Cateshead.
Harry Stewart  


Andrew Smith 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.
William Straughan

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.
Robert Wood ? 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

Cyril Field 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 May 1941)
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 Memorial, Egypt.
John R. Shell

T/260436 Driver John Robert Shell, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 25th February 1942. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Ernest Stanton 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  


J.N.B.Tate 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.
Palestine Casualty1946:
Albert E. Williams 14826973 Private Albert Edward Williams, Army Air Corps. Died 8th June 1946 aged 20. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery Palestine. (born 13th April 1926)
   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 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 Alnwick Infirmary.
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 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 Street.

Mary Stanton

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


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