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FROM 27 APRIL 2016 to 23 AUGUST 2017, entries for this topic NEW PAGES are in chronological order.  From 23 AUGUST 2017, they are as they are added.

24 APRIL 2018

Photographs for GEORGE MEADS & ROBERT BAYLES [West Auckland] JOHN HODGSON [St. Helens] and ALFRED BROWN [Others Researched]

11 APRIL 2018

Private PERCY SANDERSON [West Auckland] details of 1/9 Highland Light Infantry War Dairy added

8 APRIL 2018

Private JOSHUA PARKER [Witton Park] new details.  Thanks to Alan Sewell.

2 APRIL 2018

Second Lieutenant J.G. STOBART [Fir Tree] details provided

26 MARCH 2018

New service details for GEORGE NIXON DENT [Butterknowle & Copley] and THOMAS HUBERT GIBSON [West Auckland]

19 MARCH 2018

New service details for GEORGE WILLIAM DAVISON [St. Helens & West Auckland]

18 MARCH 2018

New service details for JOSEPH GUY [Cockfield]

12 MARCH 2018

Amended details for RICHARD WILLIAM BAKER [St. Helens], EDWARD MASON [St. Helens & West Auckland] JOHN BARCLAY [West Auckland] and GEORGE HARVEY [Cockfield] have been posted.

27 FEBRUARY 2018

New details for Lieutenant J. EDEN [Other servicemen researched], Private S. TEASDALE, [Cockfield], Serjeant J. BARCLAY [West Auckland] and Private G. HARVEY [Cockfield] added.

7 FEBRUARY 2018

WEST AUCKLAND BREWERY [Miscellaneous Details] 5 men with connections to the brewery were killed during or shortly after the war.  Some details are given.

18 JANUARY 2018

Corporal W.R. STOREY [Evenwood] photograph added, source Illustrated Chronicle 25 November 1916.

5 DECEMBER 2017

The Zeppelin Raid on Evenwood & Ramshaw, 5/6th April 1916: amended details provided by Colin Turner added.

29 NOVEMBER 2017

80111 Private THOMAS SMITH, 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry has been identified.  He is commemorated on the West Auckland War Memorial.  There are 2 men on the memorial named Thomas Smith.

19 NOVEMBER 2017

AWARDS:

Comprehensive research has not been undertaken.  Any new details would be gratefully received.

3 NOVEMBER 2017

17th Durham VA Hospital

Patient R. MOTHERSHAW – Details from his death certificate added

OTHER SERVICEMEN RESEARCHED

Lieut. J. EDEN: Further details

Midshipman W.N. EDEN: new details

20 OCTOBER 2017

17th Durham VA Hospital THE RED HOUSE, ETHERLEY, BISHOP AUCKLAND

A new article which includes new research taken from the Red Cross website and photographs courtesy of the Stobart family descendants has been added to replace the previous article.

6 OCTOBER

W. LOWTHER: photograph when he was at Officer Training School

5 OCTOBER 2017

The following photographs have been added

CLARK. J. Headstone; CAMPBELL J. Inscription; WILSON W. Inscription; THOMPSON R.H. Inscription; SIMPSON C. Inscription; GREENWOOD J. Headstone; HEPPLE J. Headstone; DOBBIN H. Headstone; GUY J. Headstone; DENT G.N. Headstone; SHAW R.B. Headstone; BESTFORD W. Headstone; WOODING J. Headstone; REWCASTLE G. Headstone

DIXON H. Family member’s visit; WATSON S. Family member’s visit and possible wedding photograph

23 AUGUST 2017

ETHERLEY: CLARKE J.

30238 Lance Corporal John Clarke, 1/6th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry died 27 March 1918 and is buried in Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery[1] and is commemorated on the Billy Row War Memorial near Crook, the Etherley War Memorial and the roll of honour in St. Cuthbert’s Church.

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27 April 2016:

The Toll; Some Analysis:  Burials & Commemorations: Additional details are provided which relate to the 12 men who were buried in Germany, Salonica, [Greece], Italy, Gallipoli [Turkey], Norway, the 20 UK burials and 1 Australian burial.

12 May 2016:

West Auckland: ARMSTRONG William

Cockfield: ELLERTON Joseph & KIRBY Bertie,

The above soldiers are buried in Salonika Greece.  Photographs of their graves, Sarigol and Struma Military Cemeteries have been added.  My thanks go to Martin Gibson, Alan Wakefield and members of the Salonika Campaign Society and Minas and his daughter for taking the time and trouble to take these photographs.

Evenwood: WREN John William

Chatham Naval Memorial: inscription of his name photographed by William Clark RE

14 May 2016:

Cockfield: HOLLIDAY James: photographs added

Other Soldiers Researched: BEST Henry: photographs added

27 May 2016:

The Evenwood lads have enjoyed their annual battlefield tour and visited a few of the Gaunless Valley men – Bestford J; Robinson B; Gaskin F; Watson T; Brunskill F; Watson S; Hodgson JA; Robinson J; Featherstone JR; Hodgson JE; Wilson W; Davidson W; Eales W; Baker RW; Neal T; Harrison JC; Bowron JW; Best H; Vickers TH; Gardner W; Laskey E; Jackson EH; Jackson J; Brown W; Thompson F; Hobson G; Davidon GW and some of Tom Rowlandson’s friends, Venn T; Garbutt W; Armstrong WG; Johns W; Olsen H.  Photos will be provided on updated pages.  We’ve also visited the Bradford brothers – Roland Boys; James Barker and George Nicholson Bradford.  A page on these heroic Durham men will be posted in due course.

31 May 2016:

Cockfield: WALKER Betram Ralph: Following up on information provided by Helen Morton we found the parentage of BRW and amended his entry accordingly.

14 June 2016:

Butterknowle & Cockfield: APPLEBY Leonard & SMITH John Robert: Following up on information provided by Helen Morton and Brian Carter we have made entries for these 2 servicemen.

25 June 2016:

Personalities: Dr. A. Campbell; Joe Blenkinsop; Wade Emmerson; J.F. Steel [Evenwood] & James H. Nutter [Evenwood & Cockfield]  

8 July 2016:

Miscellaneous Notes: the Lost Generation – examines the 3 fallen officers and the Vane, Eden, Stobart and Innes-Hopkins families, the “leading families” of the area

1 – 8 August:

Cockfield Schools: some details – brief notes on those on the Roll, teachers and pupils.  Research provided by Rachel Wood

18 August:

Cockfield: WALKER B.R.: Photographs of his headstone in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

Evenwood: WREN J.W.: Photograph of HMS BLACK PRINCE ribbon

Other Servicemen Researched: SALTMARSH F.: Teesdale Mercury report of his Military Medal

5 October 2016

Other Servicemen Researched: Details of ARNISON A.; CANT J.T.; COOKE E.E.J. &

DINSDALE W. added

6 October 2016

Other Servicemen Researched: Details of HIRST F.; MARSHALL J.; METCALFE R.T.;

MILBURN J.T.; OATES J.J. & PINKNEY J.H. added

12 October 2016

Other servicemen researched: Details of ROBINSON E.; SMITH W. & WARDLE J.A. added

20 October 2016:

West Auckland: CASTLING J.F. further research added

28 October 2016:

Miscellaneous Details: St. Helen’s Colliery Institute Football Team 1909-10 Details of players including Wylam Blenkin, Percy Little & Thomas Hindmarch all KIA

7 November 2016:

We visited Soissons and Thiepval Memorials and various CWGC cemeteries – photographs of inscriptions and headstones were taken for the following servicemen – FIELD J.R.; LITTLE P.; SMITH T.; TYMAN H.R.; HUTCHINSON W.; OATES R.; LOWTHER W.; RILEY S.; TEASDALE S. AND SUMMERSON H.W.  On the 100th anniversary of the engagement at the BUTTE DE WARLENCOURT where the 6th, 8th & 9th Battalions of the DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY suffered over 1000 casualties, we commemorated the occasion by visiting the Butte, Warlencourt CWGC cemetery and Thiepval Memorial.  We also visited an exhibition prepared by the residents of the village of Warlencourt-Eaucourt to commemorate this and the sacrifice of the British and French forces on the Somme and the effect on their community – see Miscellaneous Details: the Butte de Warlencourt commemoration.  

16 November 2016:

Details of the 17th Durham Voluntary Aid Hospital: The Red House, Etherley, Bishop Auckland can be found under Miscellaneous Details

17 November 2016:

RAINE J.H. [Evenwood] – addition of family photographs

1 December 2016:

Photographs for R. Hebden, W. Siddle, F.L. Wilson, J. Campbell &  J.W. Spence [St. Helens, West Auckland, Evenwood & Butterknowle] were uploaded, sourced from the Illustrated Chronicle :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/illustratedchronicleww1

7 February 2017

E.A. Oliver aka E.O.Kirby [Cockfield] – information was received regarding Edwin’s family and has been included in his profile.

2 March 2017

L. Appleby [Butterknowle] & H.G. Lennox [Other Servicemen Researched] – additional family information added

24 April 2017

J. Wardle [Chilton born Lands] Other Servicemen Researched – photos of the memorials in Chilton WMC & St. Aiden’s Church, Chilton

J. Eden & W.N. Eden [Windlestone Hall] The Lost Generation – photographs of commemorations situated in St. Helen’s Church vestry.

J. Heseltine [Evenwood] photograph of family headstone commemoration in Evenwood cemetery.

St. Helen’s Church – photographs of the memorial windows & the Eden brothers memorials

26 April 2017

J. Eden [Kirk Merrington] details of his service published in Other Servicemen Researched

12 June 2017

H.R. Tyman [Other Soldiers Researched] New information provided by David Gibson gives details of his tank [9049] and a battle map to show its movement ad the location where it took a direct hit [Bois du Harpon]

16 August 2017

WEST AUCKLAND

WILSON Robert: photograph added

CLAY Norman Andrew: details from Death Certificate

JOBLING Thomas Joseph Thubron: details from Death Certificate

McKEALEY Robert James: details from Death Certificate

MAUGHAN Thomas Preston: details from Death Certificate

COCKFIELD

HARVEY Stephen: details from Death Certificate

SEWELL John Cecil Abraham: details from Death Certificate

SMITH John Robert: details from Death Certificate