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Alice Maude Mary Mason (1876-1965)

Served as a nurse in the 17th VA hospital in Bishop Auckland

Mary Billerby Backhouse nee Mason (1889-1960)

Stanhope born woman served as a VAD nurse

Robert Yule (1873-1916)

Bandmaster at Earl’s House Industrial School who served in the DLI

Gilbert Hay Blanche (1890-1961)

Served with 18th Pals DLI bombarded at Hartlepool and struck by lightning on furlough

Gerald Evelyn Shuldham Sewart (1893-1916)

Son of the vicar of Brignall, officer with 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Southwick Airplane Disaster

Five people killed during Food Controller's meeting in Southwick

Edward “Ned” Cooper (1896-1985)

Stockton born man awarded the Victoria Cross

Joseph Henry Collin (1893-1918)

Jarrow born man awarded the Victoria Cross

Henry Howey Robson (1894-1964)

A South Shields man awarded the Victoria Cross

Anthony Kuhlman (1853-1941)

German-born colliery manager lived in South Moor

Anthony Kuhlman (1853-1941)

German-born colliery manager lived in South Moor

Philip Kirkup (1893-1959)

Captain with the 8th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, from Birtley


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