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 William Johnson (1876-)

Tattood miner from Murton Colliery served with AIF but discharged medically unfit

Geoffrey Hayes (1887-1976)

Bishopwearmouth man went to Sandhurst served with 11th DLI awarded DSO

Hugh Noel Grimwade (1885-1968)

Norfolk solicitor's clerk who served with 12th DLI was awarded DSO

Charles Kingston (1878-1917)

Heworth man died of wounds fighting with AIF at Polygon Wood, '2 broken pipes' among his meagre possessions

Matthew Richardson (1884-1932)

Greenside man contracted food poisining while serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Wilfred Oliver (1899-1918)

Jarrow man killed in action serving in Canadian Army

John Thomas Moore (1885-1918)

Hartlepool man served with the Canadian Army

Edward Johnston (1885-)

'Cousins' from Crook fought with AIF at Gallipoli and the Western Front

Denzil Harwood Clarke (1896-1973)

Civil Engineer's son born in Sri Lanka served with 13th DLI awarded DSO

Harry Heaton (1894-1955)

Birmingham man served with 19th DLI awarded DSO and MC and Bar

Edward Gray (1879-1940)

Served in the 13th DLI and rose from the ranks to become a major awarded DSO

Joseph Jopling (1880-1918)

Born in Waterhouses killed in action fighting with AIF in France

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