Stories about Events

Discover stories about events that happened in County Durham in the First World War. Events connected with the war, such as enemy bombardment, 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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The Durham Light Infantry on Armistice Day 1918

Where the battalions were when they received the news

County Durham on Armistice Day 1918

The end of the war - how the news was received across the county

How do we measure the North East’s contribution to the Great War?

13,000 DLI and 17,000 Northumberland Fusiliers died

The Last Battle: 7 November 1918.

Four days before the Armistice, the 15th Battalion DLI fights its last battle.

The Capture of the Steam Trawler Loch Ryan

Hartlepool Trawler captured by a German U-Boat and taken to Germany as a Prize

Party of wounded soldiers visit Stanhope

Trip to Stanhope Castle arranged by Mr JJ Aubin

The Hartlepool Bombardment: A forgotten victim

The destruction of the Wayside Flower HL4

The loss of the Steam Trawler Doris Burton

The Trawler that Disappeared, November 1914

Meeting of Stanley War Savings (and Food Economy) Committee

Councillors discussed the best method of encouraging food savings

Food conference at Durham

Rationing and waste discussed in 1917

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