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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Joshua Dawson Watson (1894 - 1951)

Tow Law man served on front line with 49th Battalion CEF

Robert Wilson Harbottle (1879-1962)

Felling glass blower spent seven months in CEF, discharged as unfit

Bertie Robert Turner (1898-1965)

Meadowfield youth served in CEF, wounded at Passchendaele

John Albert Stephenson (1894-1917)

Miner who served in the Durham Light Infantry

Thomas William Hall (1883-1961)

Hartlepool teacher served in “A” Company, 103rd (Timberwolves) Battalion, CEF, commissioned as an officer in October 1918

Thomas Gray (1889-1961)

Gateshead man served in France and Belgium with CEF

Thomas Friendly Gray (1882-1972)

Gateshead man enlisted in Canadian Expeditionary Force, only got as far as England

John William Barron (1869-1916)

Chopwell miner served in the Northumberland Fusiliers

Edward Fenwick Gray (1890 - 1958)

Gateshead miner who served in France with CEF

Joseph Fenwick French (1877-1963)

Gateshead sawyer served as a Sapper in Canadian Field Artillery

Vincent Taylor (1892-1917)

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

William Sterling (1885-1917)

Middlesborough born engine fitter served in the Durham Light Infantry

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