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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Theodore "Theo" Harle (1898-1960)

Willington man served with Australian Army

Matthew Gibson Bruce (1899-1917)

South Shields fisherman served as leading deck hand on HM Trawler Pitstruan

Alfred Durrant (1897-1917)

Sheffield man served with 1st/6th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial

Charles Thomas Cross (1885-1917)

Durham City man served with 18th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial

Arthur Alexander Kemp Davidson (1892-1917)

Scottish-born man served with 18th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial

William Burke (1890-)

From Witton Gilbert, served with 20th Battalion DLI, awarded Military Medal

Charles Bradlaugh White (1893-1915)

From New Seaham, served in Royal Naval Division

William "Will" Edward Tilney (1898-1959)

Meadowfield man served with Royal Engineers wounded and taken prisoner

Rudolph Augusta Cameron (1889-1917)

From Sunderland, served with 18th Battalion DLI (Durham Pals)

Philip Kirkup (1893-1959)

Captain with the 8th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, from Birtley

Herbert Walker Brass (1885-1977)

From Sacriston, served in Royal Engineers

Thomas Frederick ‘Fred’ Richardson (1889-1971)

Miner who served with 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry


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