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4 September 1916 : Pte Edgar William Burn

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Son of Roger and Georgina Burn, of Dodd's Lane, Alnwick, born 3 June 1894 in Eglingham, Northumberland. After schooling, Edgar became a watchmaker and apprentice dealer with T.M. Wilcox of Market Place, Alnwick. He had two younger brothers, Herbert Thomas and John. Edgar enlisted in Newcastle on Tyne. He joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, and w…


‘At the Top of the Curve? - The BEF Striding Towards Victory in 1918’ - 8 September

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The Northumberland Regional Conference   Conference Chairman - Professor John Derry   PROGRAMME Colin Buxton (Branch member): ‘RAF involvement at the Battle of Amiens, 1918’ Andy Robertshaw (University College London): ‘Sinews of Victory! – Logistics & the 100 Days’ Richard van Emden (World War 1 Expert & Author): ‘1918: The Decisive…


‘Tribute to the Fallen, 1914-1920: Men of Alnwick, Amble, Rothbury and Wooler districts’.

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'Tribute to the Fallen'  is thorough and respectful to the men remembered and set out generously across the pages. This is a big book. For this reason it is so easy to browse and reference. One of those photographs of someone holding the book is required to show its scale. 'Tribute to the Fallen' honours men from the wide Alnwick area of north, no…


9 October 1914 : Lieutenant Colonel Aymer Edward Maxwell

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Educated at Eton and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. HE was a JP, DL and County Councillor for Wigtownshire and a Director of Crichton Royal Institution. Married 1909 Lady Mary Percy, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland. They had four children. He entered the Grenadier guards in September 1897. He served in the South African War. On mob…