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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Lenora Mowbray (1892-1984)

Birtley woman discharged from service in the Territorial Force Nursing Service due to ill health

William Jameson (1880-1953)

One of three brothers from Shildon who served in the Canadian Army

George Ratcliff (1895-1918)

Sunderland man served with 7th DLI died in Koblenz as prisoner, buried in Cologne

Joseph Dent (1885-1916)

Darlington man served with 15th and 17th DLI, killed in action just four days before his brother

William Johnson Gibbons (1892-1960)

Bede Scholar who spent four years in a prisoner of war Camp

Walter “Tubby” Farrer (1889-1981)

Bede scholar served in the Royal Field Artillery discharged due to the effects of gas

James Edward “Archie” Archbold (1892-1962)

Bede scholar served with the 8th Durham Light Infantry

Edward Davis (1892-)

Bede Scholar served with the Royal Garrison Artillery

Frederick Atkinson (1889-1916)

Waldridge miner served with Royal Army Medical Corps

Harrison Colwell (1890-1967)

Easington Lane miner served with 9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment won DCM

Arthur Hines (1876-)

Surgeon from Boldon served with Royal Army Medical Corps

Charles William Hines (1873-1915)

Solicitor from Boldon served as major with 1st/7th DLI killed at Ypres

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