War Records and Memorials

Transcriptions of war records and memorials from around Weardale.

The ten village war-memorials in Weardale – Cowshill, Wearhead, Ireshopeburn, St John’s Chapel (above), Westgate, Eastgate, Rookhope, Stanhope, Frosterley and Wolsingham – record the names of those dalesmen who made the supreme sacrifice in the two world wars.

We have compiled brief biographical files of these war heroes which incorporate information (rank, regiment, next-of-kin, place of burial) from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

We also have photographs of many servicemen in uniform, both casualties and survivors; and also images of a number of service records, though most such records were lost in WW2.

Our family history database can provide ancestry and family relationships for all (almost all) of our "fallen heroes".

A good source for war memorials information in the North East is the North East War Memorials Project

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Weardale Museum
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Ireshopeburn
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Email: info@weardalemuseum.org.uk


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