A WREATH has been laid in Durham cathedral to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of a 24-year-old Durham Pal.
A £50,000 project is being launched to explore the story of the only two brothers to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War and the village in which they live.
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A VICTORIA CROSS winner is to be permanently commemorated as part of a day of events in the County Durham village of Witton Park, where he was born.
FOR the Durhams, the Battle of Passchendaele began at 3.50am on July 31, 1917, when the buglers sent the 20th Battalion over the top into the Flanders mud.
Celebrating courageous exploits of the British Army’s youngest Victoria Cross recipient, one of the famous Fighting BradfordsChris Lloyd
AT 3.15pm exactly 100 years ago this afternoon, two battalions of the Durham Light Infantry rose up out of their trenches to attack enemy lines, led by Lt Col Roland Bradford.
Denied truth for 100 years – daughter of DLI soldier learns her father was wrongly shot at dawn as a cowardGavin Engelbrecht
THE previously unknown truth behind the tragic and senseless death of a Durham Light Infantry soldier 100 years ago today has finally solved a life-long mystery.
THE Remembrance Sunday special edition of The Northern Echo provided an enormous shock for Arnold Stewart.
Graffiti left by Durham Light Infantry soldiers in tunnels beneath First World War battlefield is discovered a century onTony Kearney
WARTIME graffiti buried deep beneath a French battlefield has been unearthed 100 years after it was written by North-East soldiers.
ON the east bank of the River Skerne, there used to be a network of tight terraced streets with hundreds of homes that were cleared away in the late 1960s so the inner ring road could bulldoze through.
Whistles were blown to start one of the Somme’s bloodiest days… at home the wait for news was torturousChris Lloyd
WHAT time are you reading this? At 9.10am this very day 100 years ago, hundreds of Durham men slithered up out of their rain-lashed trenches on the Somme and tried to wade through waist-deep sticky mud to attack a heavily …
ON the day the nation remembers our brave fallen, it has emerged two North-East towns suffered greater losses than most.
More than 50 war memorials given listed status as part of centenary drive to protect future of commemorative sitesFlossie Mainwaring-Taylor
MORE than 50 memorials commemorating fallen soldiers across the region have been listed to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Romantic, caring, both brave and afraid… the wartime experiences of a County Durham soldier are revealed through a series of treasured postcards – many sent home from the Somme. Chris Lloyd tells Private Abraham Stewart’s story.
THOUGH the year of Durham Remembers events is coming to an end, the opportunities to discover the story of the Durham Light Infantry and the county’s brave servicemen is far from over.
THIS month sees the end of this year’s series of events and activities across the country marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
THE family of a soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for leading a counter-attack, against greatly superior numbers, during a key part of the Battle of the Somme have spoken of their pride after a memorial to honour him was unveiled …
A Lottery-funded project has documented the story of the community hospitals of the First World War. Ashley Barnard reports.
A Darlington historian has found the stories behind the names on a plaque to fallen First World War soldiers in one of the town’s churches. Chris Webber talked to him.
YOUNGSTERS in County Durham are learning how the everyday lives of children their age were affected as the First World War raged in Western Europe a hundred years ago.
THEY died in their thousands and if they had failed in their objective millions of British people would have known severe hunger, even starvation; the war would have been lost and the history of the world would have been entirely …
A GROUP of young people are looking into how life as a child in the First World War compares to living in the 21st Century.
A FREE screening of the original documentary of the Battle of the Somme is to be shown on Armistice Day.
A SOLDIER who died as a result of being gassed during the First World War has been commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for the first time.
Prayer book that stopped German bayonet being thrust into Somme hero’s chest is donated to DLI collectionGavin Havery
A SOLDIER’S prayer book, which saved his life when he was bayoneted in the chest, has been donated to a North-East military collection.
I HAVE travelled from the Somme to the Wear this week looking at riverbank benches. They have been installed, partly through the generosity of readers of The Northern Echo, to commemorate the sacrifices made by the Durham Pals in the …