Leadgate Community History Club

Interactive Database

The links below will open up an interactive database of World War 1 soldiers who lived or had lived, in the area of Leadgate who died during the conflict. This is a live database and more information will be added as it becomes available.

Graveyards were used to bury soldiers who could be identified and memorials were erected (mostly in the 1920's) to commemorate those men who had no known burial place.

Clicking on any highlighted Battles will take you to more information on that battle.

Clicking on the highlighted Name will take you to the Commonwealth War Graves site where you can see all the recorded detail on the individual.

Clicking on the highlighted Unit name will take you to a link containing more information on that unit.

Clicking on the Cemetery location will take you to more information on them.

The first man from Leadgate to be killed in action was David Foreman who had lived at 10 Nelson Street, Leadgate, he was born in 1897 and died on the 29/03/1915 while serving with the 1st/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. David is remembered on the Menin Gate, the men remembered there have no known grave.

The last Leadgate man to be killed in action was Thomas Lee who had lived at 11 Bradley Cottages, born in 1890 and died 07/11/1918, (just 4 days before the Armistice), while serving with the 5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry and is buried at Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension.

The majority of the reference links on our database are to The Commonwealth War Graves Commission site. Copyright and database rights in the linked material remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. These links are for educational purposes, and have not been altered in any way. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is acknowledged as the source of the material and Leadgate Community History Club claim no copyright on the material whatsoever.

Similarly other reference links on the database remain the copyright of the original site.

These include:

The Long, Long Trail, The Great War 1914-1918, Remembrance Trails, The National Army Museum, Durham at War, The Wartime Memories Project, Wikipedia, First World War, War on the Rocks, Encyclopedia Britannica, Doughboy Center, Wiki Visually, Combined Irish Regiments Old Comrades Association, Lives of the First World War, Doc RN, Lancashire Fusiliers, Forces War Records, The Royal Scots, Worcestershire Regiment, World War 1 Today, World War 1 Centenary, RAMC in the Great War, Tyneside Scottish, Inniskillings Museum, History of War, In The Footsteps, World War 1 Battlefields, The History Press, Treasure Bunker.