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 James Atkinson

Photo:
(none)

Service No:
201927 (N.B. Computer record relating to the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 [available via Ancestry.com] records the service number as 1201927, which is wrong, the actual register is as shown above).

Rank:
Sergeant (N.B. CWGC database records rank as Serjeant [old spelling] while the computer record relating to the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 [available via Ancestry.com] records it as Private - the actual register makes no reference

Regiment:
Queens's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 1/4th Battalion, Territorial Force

Died:
12/01/1920

Aged:
25

Commemorated / Buried:
Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery

Service History:
Died while on service in India.

Background:
Born in 1894, the son of the late James Atkinson & Margaret Atkinson, of Rothbury, Northumberland. UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.com) records two sisters - Eleanor (presumably, Atkinson) & Lily Milburn.

Local memorial:
Rothbury War Memorial Hall