1914 Project

Members of Gateshead Local History Society have been researching soldiers who died during the First World War. They are currently recording graves in Gateshead East Cemetery and researching family history records.

They are compiling maps to show the streets where the soldiers lived in Gateshead and would love to hear from anyone who has a family relative from Gateshead who died during the First World War, or if you have any photographs you could share.

If you have any information or would like to get involved please contact us at gatesheadlhs@gmail.com or call or 0191 4776924.


Some of the research undertaken by the group will soon be added to the North East War Memorials Project website.


Special Event

Some of the material that the group has been collating will be on display at "Wor Day" on Saturday 10 November 10.30am - 3.00pm at St Mary's Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead.

Come along to help us commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War with a day of activities at St Mary's. Learn about your Gateshead war dead with Gateshead Local History Society and find out how to research the First World War with the NE War memorials Project. Plus back-to-back film screenings of 'GALLANTRY IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY - William Henry Short VC'; 'BEYOND PRAISE - Thomas Kenny VC'; and 'ALWAYS REMEMBERED - North East Memorials of the Great War' courtesy of Lonely Tower Media Productions Ltd.

Free event