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.

Edward Allan


Service No:


Northumberland Fusiliers, 8th (Service) Battalion



Commemorated / Buried:
Helles Memorial

Service History:
Died of wounds received, as per Coldstream History Society website in relation to Wooler War Memorial but killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli per their entry for Kirknewton War Memorial. Enlisted Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Allan had enlisted into the 15th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers before transferring into the 8th Battalion for service in the Dardanelles.

Born 1897 at Whittingham. Father named as George Allan in Army Registers of Soldiers' Effect, 1901-1929. One of 2 sons lost - see, also, Thomas Dixon Allan (Regimental service number 242686; York & Lancaster Regiment, 1/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion, Territorial Force). 1901 Census Edward, aged 4, is with his parents George & Jane Allan at Whittingham Railway Crossing. George was a Railway Platelayer & Jane attended the crossing gate. Other children were George age 14, Margaret Jane age 12 & Thomas Dixon age 10. Before the War Allan had worked for Mr Waters of Coldgate Mill.

Local memorial:
Kirknewton War Memorial Wooler War Memorial