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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Ernest Hardinge Veitch (1876-1959)

Printer from Durham served as captain in the 8th DLI

William Siddle

Man who served in the 18th (The Pals) DLI won the D.C.M. during the '100 Day Offensive'.

John George Wilkinson

Bishop Auckland man served with 18th and 20th DLI won DCM during the '100 Days Offensive'

Thomas Wilton Jenkins (1880-1923)

Son of Spennymoor Pawnbroker fought with AIF on Western Front

Ernest Clifford Powell (1895-1928)

Yorkshire man who served in the 18th DLI won the DCM during the 100 Day Offensive

Thomas Colin Jackson (1882-1935)

Wolsingham born groom served with AIF in Egypt and France

Robert Whitehead Vickers (1897-1918)

Private from St. John's Chapel, served in Royal Field Artllery and later in Dorsetshire Regiment.

Thomas Alaby Smith (1882-1918)

Private in Northumberland Fusiliers who died from wounds while a prisoner of war in Germany

Robert Dixon Proud (1894-1964)

Corporal in the Coldstream Guards whose family were associated with Hudson Masonic Lodge, Wolsingham

Luke Denham (1897-1950)

A Newfield born man, a member of the freemasons, served with the RFA as a driver

John Richardson (1898-)

Wolsingham born man, a member of the freemasons, served in the Royal Engineers


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