Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1 - generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us using the form below.

William Marshall Beattie

Photo:
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Service No:
Officer

Rank:
2nd Lieutenant

Regiment:
Highland Light Infantry, 1/9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion Territorial Force

Died:
(unknown)

Aged:
22

Commemorated / Buried:
Ploegsteert Memorial (Berks Cemetery Extension)

Service History:
Enlisted as a Private at Ayr in February 1915 & was commissioned in February 1917. Beattie fell in battle successfully preventing a German breakthrough during their 1918 Spring Offensive. Casualties over theĀ 3 days were heavy & over 300 officers & men became casualties, with 71 dead.

Background:

Local memorial:
Wooler War Memorial