BATTLE GROUND: One of the craters at St Eloi

Diary of Gunner George James: April 4 – 19, 1916

NINETY-EIGHT years ago, our diarist, Gunner George James, was in the midst of one of the muddiest encounters of the First World War.

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A soldier, his spoon and his spouse

Chris Lloyd

THIS is a story of some nurses and a spoon. The nurses were undoubtedly heroic, but the spoon is truly splendid.

Town prepares to mark outbreak of war centenary

Stuart Minting

A SERIES of events will be held in Thirsk to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

£500,000 Lottery grant to help County Durham remember First World War

Mark Tallentire

A LOTTERY grant of nearly £500,000 will help the North-East mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Can you help identify these angels of mercy?

Chris Lloyd

ANNE WALL is writing a book about the First World War VAD hospitals of the North Riding of Yorkshire. She has recently uncovered this splendid picture of VAD nurses at Masham, but still would like more information.


Browse through hundreds of war records or add your own

Browse through the records of hundreds North-East soldiers that fought in the First World War. Each week more records will be added from the Northern Echo archives. If a family member fought but is yet to be added, you can do so with the form provided.