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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Austin Leo Shields (1888-1917)

Sunderland fitter served as a chief engine-room artificer in the Royal Naval Reserve

George Green (1894-1917)

Tudhoe Grange man served as a private in the Royal Marine Light Infantry

William Appleby (1893-1917)

Sacriston born miner served as an Able Seaman in the Royal Naval Division

James Dodds (1873-1917)

Hartlepool labourer served as a stoker petty officer on HMS Redbreast

Thomas Leonard Smith (1894-1917)

Seaham boilermaker served as an engine room artificer on HMS Redbreast

Irene Reincliffe Lawson (1894-1989)

South Shields born woman served as a nursing sister in the Canadian Army

John George Powell (1885-1916)

Hartlepool born man served in the 2nd battalion DLI

Henderson Dent (1880-1916)

Darlington man served with 15th DLI

Albert Edward Buckle (1888-1918)

Gamekeeper from Staindrop served with 13th DLI

Charles Henry Mudd (1894-1916)

Mason from Staindrop served with 11th DLI

Norman Louis Anderson (1893-1918)

Groom on Raby Estate served with Border Regiment

Robert Dobson (1895-1917)

Shildon man served with 18th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial


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