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4 September 1916 : Pte Edgar William Burn

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Son of Roger (a tailor) and Georgina Burn. Age 16 at the 1911 England Census, Edgar was a watchmaker and apprentice dealer with T.M. Wilcox of Market Place, Alnwick. He had two younger brothers, Herbert (a draper's assistant) and John. In 1911 the family lived at Centre Terrace, Alnwick, by the time of the war, when their sons enlisted, they were …


‘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…


25 July 1916 : Pte Colin A Arrol

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Only son of Walter Arrol and Beatrice (née Bateman) of 5, Park Crescent, Worthing. 1901 age 15, Colin as at home with his family living at Underwood, Broomhaugh, Northumberland. Educated at Larchfield School, Helensburgh by a private tutor and at Newcastle-on-Tyne College.  In 1911 age 25 Colin was still living at home with his two younger sis…