Chance to find out more about ancestors who fought in First World War
First World War: Passchendaele

First World War: Passchendaele

A RESEARCHER is offering people the chance to find out more about their ancestors who died in the First World War.

Researcher Stephen Nicholson has studied the lives of Darlington men who died in the war, including their life before the war and the circumstances of their death, to create an in-depth picture about the lives of the town’s war casualties.

A free drop-in event will be held at the Centre for Local Studies in Darlington’s Crown Street library on Saturday, November 9 from 10am to noon, and 1pm to 3pm for those who wish to find out more about their ancestors.

Councillor Nick Wallis, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure and environment said: “With the centenary of the First World War coming up this is a good opportunity for people from Darlington to learn about their ancestors and the sacrifices they made between 1914 and 1918.

“In time it’s hoped that it will provide a valuable resource for school children and residents to learn about local people who died in the First World War.”

Mr Nicholson is also hoping to present his findings in a website which will be used by school children.

For more information or to book a place at a drop-in session contact 01325 349630, email or visit the Centre for Local Studies at Crown Street library.