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 Thomas Middleton (1895-1917)

Stockton pig iron worker served as a stoker in the Royal Navy on the destroyer HMS Marmion

Ralph Alfred Medlam Hull (1886-1959)

Bishop Auckland son of mineral water manufacturer served with 10th Australian Light Horse

Frederick Gargett Kirkup (1896-1932)

From Dr Barnados to the Canadian Army for Sunderland man

Thomas Iley (1876-1942)

Hunwick man was court martialled for desertion from the Canadian Army

John Horsley (1895-1916)

Hartlepool youth served with Canadian Expeditionary Force killed in the trenches

Bert Horsley (1899-1976)

One of two Washington brothers to serve with the Canadian Expeditionary Force

John Thomas Hinds (1888-1916)

Consett man killed in action serving with the Canadian Army 102nd Battalion

David Hogg (1894-1917)

Gateshead man served on the front line with the Canadian Army

John Horan (1889-)

Miner from Thornley Colliery served with 9th DLI won the DCM during the '100 Days Offensive'

John Sherriff (1895-1975)

Grocer's assistant from Bishop Auckland served with 20th DLI won DCM in the '100 Days Offensive'

John Ramsey Robertson (1889-1951)

Coal miner from Trimdon served with 19th DLI won DCM during the '100 Days Offensive'

William Roy Metcalfe (1873-1916)

South Shields bricklayer worked as a cook for Canadian Expeditionary Force

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