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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Eleanor Caroline Christopher (1873-1959)

Principal at St Hild’s Teacher Training College for women during the war years

Sidney Lambert (1899-1917)

Darlington ironworks labourer served as an able seaman in the Royal Naval Division

Joseph Payne (1861-1918)

South Shields seaman served in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Trawler Cleon

Robert Green (1894-1918)

Sunderland miner served as a stoker in the Royal Navy on HMS Narbrough

John Wilton Ironside (1880-1917)

South Shields gardener served as an able seaman in the Royal Naval Division

Thomas Robinson (1895-1917)

Windy Nook coal miner served as an able seaman in the Royal Naval Division

William "Willie" Edwin Mills (1894-1917)

Coundon waterworks clerk served as an able seaman in the Royal Naval Division

John Mecalfe Brown (1898-1918)

Sunderland miner served in the Royal Navy on HMS Narbrough

John Watson (1894-1918)

Sunderland labourer served as a stoker in the Royal Navy on HMS Opal

Herbert Christie (1889-1918)

Darlington plumber served as a stoker in the Royal Navy on HMS Opal

Levi Banner Alderson (1878-1918)

Houghton le Spring fitter served in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Tug Desire

Alfred Beresford (1881-1918)

Gateshead engineer served in the Royal Naval Reserve on HM Whaler Blackwhale


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