Your Durham, Your History

This website tells the story of County Durham and its people in the First World War. Individual stories about people, places, events and organisations will reveal the impact of the conflict on entire communities a hundred years ago. Many stories focus on the home front and how life changed for both adults and young people. You can also explore the extraordinary lives lived by ordinary Durham people away from home in the years 1914 to 1919. Help us to discover, research and share new and forgotten stories about the area between the Rivers Tyne and Tees as part of the First World War centenary commemorations.

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Thomas Cunningham

Durham Light Infantry private awarded 1914 Star

David Andrew Jeffrey (1882-1921)

Born in Fencehouses served with the 23rd Battalion AIF on Western Front

Herbert Farrow Wearmouth (1885-1976)

Farmer's son from Croxdale served with his brother in CEF

John Dodd Noble (1875-1918)

Leadgate man served in Canadian Army

George James (1879-1918)

Durham born served with 41st Infantry AIF killed in action on St Quentin Canal

Henry "Harry" Maddison (1892-1917)

Browney Colliery miner served as a leading seaman in the Royal Naval Division

Sheraton Bernard Logan (1892-1917)

From cavalry to infantry for Sunderland man who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force

John Thomas Huggins (1890-1916)

From Felling to the front line with the Canadian Army

William "Willie" Henry Jackson (1890-1966)

South Shields man served with Australian Army in France

Richard Jones (1897-1917)

Stockton man served in the Canadian Army and was killed at Hill 70

William James Earley (1891-1917)

Wiltshire-born man joined 1/6th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial

Edward James Crawford (1886-1917)

Porter from London joined 15th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial

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