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.

James Pratt Roxby


Service No:


Royal Garrison Artillery, 213th Siege Battalion



Commemorated / Buried:
Menin Road South Military Cemetery

Service History:
Enlisted Alnwick, Northumberland.

Born 1895 at Whittingham, the son of Jonathan James Roxby & Elizabeth Pratt who had married in 1893 in Alnwick district. In 1901, at the age of 4, he was living with his mother Elizabeth, age 42, in Callaly Castle, Whittingham where she was the Housekeeper in Charge. His father, James age 41 was at Whalton House, home of Alexander Browne, working as Valet. In 1911 James, age 16, an office boy, was with his mother Elizabeth 52 at Christon Bank, Embleton. His father James, age 51 was a butler at Callaly Castle. His father died in 1915. After her son’s death Elizabeth was living at 3 Dunstanburgh Terrace, Embleton, Northumberland.

Local memorial:
Memorial Cross, Spitalford Cemetery (Embleton) Plaque in Embleton C E School Roll of Honour, Alnwick Cricket Club