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 Anthony Sydney Ritson (1887-1957)

Durham mining engineer served with 8th DLI awarded MC and DSO and Bar

Thomas Henry Johnson (1883-1960)

Cornsay man served with Canadian Forestry Corps

Albert Edward Curtis (1882-1917)

London man served with 11th and 1st/6th DLI commemorated at Arras

Arthur Chapman Cussons (1896-1917)

Norton man served with 3rd/5th and 1st/9th DLI commemorated at Arras

Henry Stuart (1891-1917)

Low Spennymoor man served with 18th DLI commemorated at Arras

Edward Bridgett (1892-1916)

Sacriston man served with 10th DLI

Thomas Henry Wilkinson (1889-1917)

Stockton man served with 1st/5th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial

David Brown (1883-)

Bede scholar who served in Salonika

Thomas Bellwood (1892-1917)

New Shildon railwayman served with West Yorkshire Regiment killed at Arras

Frederick "Fred" Charles McCarthy (1885-1919)

Hartlepool ship’s carpenter was lost in the sinking of HM Yacht Iolaire

John Hern (1893-1919)

Sunderland engineer was lost in the sinking of HM Yacht Iolaire

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