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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William Angus Bagnall (1886-1960)

Winlaton man served with 9th DLI in Salonika

Arthur Black (1892-1978)

West Auckland man served with Canadian Army

Arthur Elgie (1873-)

Darlington father and son in the Canadian Expeditionary Force

John Elgie (1896-)

Darlington father and son in the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Stanley Walker (1896-1918)

One of two South Shields brothers killed serving with Canadian Army

Sidney Walker (1894-1916)

One of two South Shields brothers killed serving with Canadian Army

George Feilden Menzies (1861-1944)

General's son commanded 14th DLI awarded DSO

Joseph Anderson Kidd (1894-)

Eggleston man served in Canadian Army, lost an eye after being hit by shrapnel

Fred Handley (1893-1968)

From Fencehouses to France with the Canadian Army

James William Hartley (1897-1978)

Waldridge man served with Seaforth Highlanders of Canada awarded Military Medal

George Gill (1895-1966)

Darlington man served as private in Canadian Army

Albert Edward Gill (1901-1979)

Darlington youth joined Canadian Army underage


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