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.

John William Athey


Service No:

Lance Corporal

Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force (N.B. website records Athey's unit as being the Black Watch & infers that the CWGC record is wrong)



Commemorated / Buried:
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval

Service History:
Enlisted at Belford, Northumberland. Athey was killed by a shell whilst resting in his dugout.

Born about 1894 at Belford, Northumberland, the son of Joseph & Margaret Ann Athey, of 1, Station Cottages, Beal, Northumberland. (N.B. CWGC records Athey's parents resident at 1, Station Cottages, Belford). Before enlisting Athey had been employed as a forester at Haggerston.

Local memorial:
Ancroft War Memorial