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4 September 1916 : Pte Edgar William Burn


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.  Edgar 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, …

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


'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


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


The only son of Walter Arrol (an army Major then brewer and wine merchant) and Beatrice (née Bateman).  In 1901 age 15, Colin as at home with his family living at Underwood, Broomhaugh, Northumberland. He was educated at Larchfield School, Helensburgh, by a private tutor and at Newcastle-on-Tyne College.  In 1911 age 25 Colin was still livin…

Ep.249 – The Illustrated Chronicle during the First World War – Peter Welsh


Historian Peter Welsh talks about his research into the daily Northumbrian newspaper, the Illustrated Chronicle, and the coverage before, during and after the Great War.

This paper ran from 1…

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