Stories about People


Discover stories about the people connected with County Durham in the First World War. Stories about people who lived or worked in the area, or served in local organisations, appear as pins on the interactive map. You can contribute new stories to this website, or add additional information and media to existing stories.

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John Edward Griffin (1894-1917)

Sacriston man served with DLI and Northumberland Fusiliers

John Edward Shaw (1875-1917)

Brickyard worker from Darlington who with 1st/5th DLI commemorated on the Arras Memorial

Ellen Jane Richardson (1880-)

Chopwell woman served with Red Cross in France

John Houchen (1896-1915)

Sacriston man served with 1st/8th DLI was reported missing

Frederick "Fred" Hindle (1894-1958)

Miner from Sacriston served as a petty officer

George Jackson (1892-1958)

Sacriston resident served as a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery and was awarded the Military Medal

John Jackson (1896-1917)

Sacriston resident served with the Royal Naval Division and died from exposure to the elements

William Frederick Gill (1892-1918)

New Herrington man served with 18th DLI

William Gillies (1880-1916)

Stockton man served as a trimmer in the Royal Naval Reserve

Wilfred Woodruff (1896-1916)

Hartlepool man served as a stoker in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Vengeance

Robinson Kirtley Newton (1880-1916)

Stockton man served as a stoker in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Falcon

John William Burgess (1874-1916)

South Shields man served as a trimmer in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Trawler Tervani


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