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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David Lemmon Henderson (1892-1917)

South Hetton miner served in the Royal Army Medical Corps

James "Jim" Golightly (1892-1915)

Murton miner served in the 15th DLI

John Edward Greenwell (1895-1918)

Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force died in a seaplane accident who is buried in Stanley New Cemetery

John Brewis (1883-1915)

Tanfield bricklayer served as an acting corporal in the Durham Light Infantry

Lawrence Kingston (1878-1918)

Shildon born hairdresser served as a private in the Yorkshire and Lancaster Regiment

William Edward Harker (1883-1963)

Darlington born man served in the Canadian Army

Joseph Wilton (1890-1917)

Staffordshire born man served in the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry

William Henry “Harry” Brown (1895-1916)

Farm worker remembered on the Staindrop memorial

James Burrows (1888-1917)

Staindrop miner served in the 22nd Battalion DLI remembered on the Staindrop memorial

George Nixon Dent (1894-1918)

Staindrop man served in the Grenadier Guards remembered on the Staindrop memorial

John “Jack” Carr (1894-1916)

Stanhope steelworker commemorated by an oak tree at Wolsingham Grammar School

John Crawhall "Jack" Waller (1889-1918)

Stanhope man served in the RAMC commemorated by an oak tree at Wolsingham Grammar School


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