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Thomas Harry Colling (1885-1916)

Private in Northumberland Fusiliers, killed on first day of the Battle of the Somme

Thomas Hodgson (1898-1918)

Weardale labourerer who served in several battalions of the Durham Light Infantry, killed in action in October 1914 in Flanders

William Henry Greaves (1875-1918)

Hotel Manager, Middleton St George, served with the Yorkshire Hussars in France and Flanders

John George Herdman (1895-1916)

Weardale farmer who emigrated to New Zealand and served with Auckland Regiment on the Somme

Robert William Hodgson (1892-1918)

Shopkeeper from Ireshopeburn served in Egypt and Palestine with London Regiment

John William Heatherington (1896-1917)

Labourer from Saint John's Chapel served with 15th and 2nd DLI

Joseph Jackson (1886-1915)

Weardale labourer killed in action with the 15th DLI

Robert Madgen (1880-1917)

Weardale miner who emigrated to South Africa but returned to serve in Belgium

Wilfred Race (1889-1917)

Labourer from Ireshopeburn who served in France with the Australian Imperial Force

Charles Ernest Pumphrey (1881-1950)

Officer with 10th Battalion Durham Light Infantry who returned to France after losing an arm

Charles Ernest Pumphrey (1881-1950)

Officer with 10th Battalion Durham Light Infantry who returned to France after losing an arm

Charles Ernest Pumphrey (1881-1950)

Officer with 10th Battalion Durham Light Infantry who returned to France after losing an arm


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