Council launches hunt for the stories of parish’s fallen

Another two villages in north Northumberland are following in the footsteps of others in launching an effort to find out more about those featured on their war memorials.

The First World War touched the lives of families and communities across the country and Eglingham parish was no exception.

The parish council would like to help in commemorating this historic event which touched the lives of so many.

Those who gave their lives during the war are recorded on the two war memorials in the parish, in Eglingham and South Charlton.

Behind each of the names recorded are the stories of individuals, families and friends and the impact the war had on their lives.

The parish council would like to record these stories behind the names.

If you have any recollections, family memories, records, photographs or memorabilia associated with these people then Eglingham Parish Council would like to hear from you.

The names recorded on the war memorials are: Eglingham – Thomas Atkinson; James Atkinson; Andrew Blyth; Bertram R Barron; John Brown; Robert Brewis; Peter Cairns; Thomas Dunn; Norman Davison; Horace Hall; Thomas Hall; Richard Matthew Hall; Frederick Jerram; William Henry Morre; Thomas Pybus; George J Redpath; Richard Ridding; Cecil Gwyn Sutton-Jones; James Stalwart; William Straughan; George Thompson; William Thompson; Arthur Titheridge.

In addition, the Commonwealth War Graves record Captain Richard Eyre Grant, who was commemorated in Corbridge, but originally from Eglingham and buried in Cambrin Churchyard in France.

South Charlton – Lancelot Borrell; Joseph Bowden; James Henry Nicholson.

Email or write to Amy Smith, 25 Blakelaw Court, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1BY